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In November 1990, Sir David Martin’s vision was realised when his foundation was established and thus created a vehicle for compassionate fellow Australians to come together and provide support for highly vulnerable young people in our society.

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His Excellency, Rear Admiral Sir David James Martin KCMG, AO RAN, left behind a great legacy of high ideals and wise counsel.

He was an ambassador for a fairer, healthier and sincere society.

Sir David Martin was always concerned for those young people who had lost their way; who were living aimlessly away from home, lonely and desperate, often cold and hungry, involved in crimes and drugs.

Sir David Martin recognised that much could be done to provide hope, safety and opportunity for these youngsters. 
Over the last 25 years, Sir David Martin Foundation, through the support of its loyal and generous donors, has been doing just that.

Together we have provided hope and guidance for over ten thousand young people in the various programs we have funded, to turn their lives around and rebuild on a solid foundation. 
On Friday 21st August from 6:30pm -9:00pm we will commemorate a quarter of a century of milestones, achievements and transformational stories that your support has made possible. 
A special ‘Silver Jubilee’ cocktail reception will take place at Government House, Sydney in the presence of His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of NSW and Mrs Hurley along with past Governors and patrons. 
We hope that you can join us to reflect back on our successes, and more importantly, to look ahead at the next 25 years and the critical work that lies ahead, as youth unemployment soars and young people grapple with the challenges of the 21st century. 
To purchase your ticket/s to attend our ‘Silver Jubilee’ please contact us on 02 9219 2002. All monies raised from this event will go towards the life-saving work of our wonderful youth programs. 

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