Thanks to Steve at one of the more central dry cleaners near the corner of
Castlereagh and Hunter Streets. He has taken on the dry cleaning of all
suits tailored for the boys who go through the foundation.
Three high achievers help SDMF: Mountaineer Andrew Lock, assistant
Australian rugby coach Jim Williams and swimmer Geoff Huegill.
Congratulations to David Wills Chairman of the SDMF Board and also
winning bidder for a Rochefort tailored suit!
MC for the night Catriona Rowntree (centre) with event organiser Donna
Tunbridge and wacky magician for the night.
News about product info and men’s stuff you can relate to…
Each night across Australia, thousands of teenagers and young adults bed down in youth refuges, inner city squats and various public places in our big cities.
A question I have repeatedly been asked over the years is how a gent should 'retire' a suit which has served him well. I always suggested the usual benevolent societies, but this always sounded flat as there was no end result of knowing that the suit was going to a good home.
By chance, I was involved in a discussion with a customer who mentioned young men who were being helped by the Sir David Martin Foundation. I have always admired the once Governor of NSW and an old boy of The Scots College, where I was also lucky enough to attend. We have since partnered to get these boys into suits and looking smart, helping them in some way to feel better and gain the confident a good suit can give!
Here's the thing... we need your help by providing suits you no longer need!
I will do the rest… tailoring to fit the young men who are students at Triple Care Farm and CYI youth initiatives in Surry Hills. Once they finish their program of rehabilitation and are back on the road to recovery, I will help their confidence by supplying them with pre-loved suits. This is in stark contrast to most of the kids who leave with just a shopping bag of belongings.
Each night across Australia, thousands of teenagers and young adults bed down in youth refuges, inner city squats and various public places in our big cities. For many of these kids, homelessness begins the descent into alcohol and drug abuse, violence, involvement in serious crime and other behaviours damaging to their physical and mental health.
Rochefort will suit them up for their Graduation in December with Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, and they will also have a suit to wear to job interviews, the ultimate positive culmination of the student’s journey to recovery.
Simply drop off any garment at either our Sydney boutique or Paddington workroom or contact us to organise an alternative. Ph: 02 9264 4408. Please forward this to colleagues and friends.