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Mark KlopperLieutenant Mark Klopper RAN has been a member of the Royal Australian Navy for over 35 years and has served onboard a number of ships including HMAS Tobruk, Swan, Success, Torrens, Manoora and represented the Australian Defence Force in Australian Rules. Mark is married with three girls and is a dedicated supporter of the Foundation and a representative of the Navy, assisting us to continue Sir David's naval legacy. Mark has been particularly active in Abseil for Youth and fundraising through Charity Golf Days raising tens of thousands of dollars for the Foundation every year since 2007. 

One in 3 homeless young people say they are homeless because they are unable to afford housing costs or find work...

Homeless youth are much more likely to have alcohol and drug problems, mental illness and trouble with the law...

33% of youth aged 16 and 17 years have tried at least one type of illegal substance including; cannabis, hallucinogens, amphetamines, ecstasy, opiates or cocaine...

Over 100,000 Australians are homeless on any given night, of which at least 44,000 are aged 12 to 25...