After helping out where we could for a few years, we formed Friends of The Foundation in 2019.
We welcome anyone with fundraising initiatives and a desire and willingness to volunteer at events held to raise funds in order to fulfil the Terry Campese Foundation’s Mission and Vision.
Genetic factors no doubt contributed to his sporting prowess because talent runs through both sides of his family lineage. Terry (Campo) Campese, has talent running through his veins.
He is the nephew of David Campese, AM, also known as Campo – an Australian rugby union legend, capped by the Wallabies 101 times. Campo senior played 85 tests at wing and 16 at fullback.
Pamela was running her own successful advertising and marketing agency when Terry approached her seeking help in setting up The Terry Campese Foundation (TCF). Hesitant in the beginning, fearful that all the work would be left to her and that Terry’s involvement would be in name only, Pamela couldn’t have been more wrong. Terry is passionate and driven and works diligently to raise funds through TCF.
Pamela has enormous respect for Terry and is proud of his achievements professionally and personally.
A deeply compassionate person, Pamela worries about others more than herself. She instinctively wants to take away burdens affecting those less fortunate and does so without judgment. She asks for nothing in return.
Video Gaming is a powerful medium reaching homes around the country, and there’s no-one more invested in the activity than Matthew Hewson.
Matthew is the editor of Independent Gaming Website, Player2.net.au and a long term friend of Terry Campese.
Starting his site as a hobby, Matthew was increasingly surprised, as the popularity of Player2 grew exponentially across Australia. He soon realized the incredible fundraising potential and changed his focus from simply being entertainment to a major charitable support opportunity.
His choice of charity partner was a no brainer. All funds raised by Player2 are donated to The Terry Campese Foundation (TCF) and to date thousands of dollars have been donated to the foundation.
Jeremy Howell is a born and bred local who is an industrious fundraiser in his own right. He and Terry Campese went to high school together and have been close ever since.
Involved with charity for many years Jeremy travelled to Vietnam as a volunteer in 2018 He worked in a shelter for homeless and low income families in a village in Vietnam, assisting with cooking, cleaning and serving food during the week as well as teaching English at a local high school on weekends.
With the help of parents from the Queanbeyan Blues, Jeremy raised an incredible $50,000 to take the first ever non-representative side to participate in the Gorden Tallis Cup in Townsville.