MAD aims to inspire and challenge all of us to ‘step up and Make A Difference’— A little effort can make a big difference to people in need in the community.


Archie & his new trike

March 1st, 2016

Here at MAD Foundation HQ we receive many heart warming thank-you’s from parents of children we have supported. Every situation is unique. The amount can be large ($10,000+) or small ($500), but the outcome is always the same – it Makes A Difference.

This letter from Archie’s mum is priceless – every kid deserves a bike, and thanks to MAD
Foundation’s generous supporters, Archie received one for Christmas.

Hi MAD Foundation

You kindly funded a bicycle from Body Cycles for my son, Archie, which we received in December 2015.  Given it was so close to Christmas I decided to make it a Christmas present for Archie.  So with Anthea’s help (Archie’s physio from his school) we kept the bike hidden from Archie.

I have attached a photo which shows the wrapped bike.  Archie was able to pull the paper off the bike – he had no idea what was underneath the wrappings.  We videoed Archie unwrapping the bike but my technical incompetence prevents me from attaching the video (and it does go on for a bit!).

The next two photos are of Archie’s first bike ride with his two sisters and cousin.  We drove down to Ringwood Lake and Archie enjoyed riding with the family.  We have turned the bike into a police bike by attaching flashing lights and sirens and Archie was in his element arresting everyone for speeding, jaywalking and stealing each others bikes.

Thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity.  It was so beautiful to see Archie being able to fully and equally join in a family activity.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Yours in gratitude



Introducing MAD’s new ambassadors

March 1st, 2016

Welcome to this special edition of MAD News. We are super pleased to announce that Sean & Chris Lynch – our special guests at #MADBall15 – have agreed to be Ambassadors of MAD Foundation Inc. Such is the impact these two had at #MADBall15, we thought their introduction and story is worthy of a special edition newsletter.

Special Edition MAD News

Welcome back Fitzroy’s and Veolia as Bronze sponsors.

September 29th, 2015

The MAD Foundation are thrilled that Fitzroy’s and Veolia have partnered with the MAD Ball and signed up as Bronze Sponsors! With out the support of awesome companies like this the work that the foundation do wouldn’t be possible.


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The 16th Annual MAD Foundation Charity Ball

The 16th Annual MAD Charity Ball is back on Monday 31st October 2016 at the Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre.

What has the team got in store for this year? You’ll just have to wait and see…you’d be MAD to miss it! If you would like to get involved and buy a sponsorship to this great event email



MAD Foundation Beneficiary Morning Tea

Watch the video from our 2014 Beneficiary Morning Tea held at the Royal Children’s Hospital.