The 20th Man Fund exists to alleviate poverty and to provide positive opportunities for disconnected youth. Since its beginnings in Melbourne’s Western suburbs, the Fund has grown to provide services across Melbourne and Victoria.
The 20th Man Fund was created by youth worker Les Twentyman, who through his career, saw firsthand the effects of disconnection and isolation within young people. Over twenty years later the 20th Man Fund has grown to provide a range of services, including crisis accommodation, support services and leadership development.
This morning we attended a fundraising breakfast, which featured former advertising executive Russel Howcroft. While Russel is known for his appearance as a panelist on the Gruen Transfer, the breakfast provided an opportunity to learn more about his life prior to his career in advertising. Russel discussed his childhood and work history, which then developed into a passion for advertising and his subsequent involvement at Channel 10.
The 20th Man Fund is an example of a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to its mission in creating opportunities for young people. For further information please visit www.20thman.com.au