Empowering people living with Type1
The Mission of the Type 1 Foundation is to create a community that would support, connect and empower all people living with Type 1 Diabetes and their families.
258 Pakington Street, Geelong West, Vic 3218
From humble beginnings the Type1 Foundation has raised over $100,000 in the past 4 year to support people living with Type1 Diabetes. As a volunteer run organisation the Type1 Foundation has managed to keep administration costs to a minimum with over 95% of funds raised going directly to supporting families.
The Type1 Foundation was founded in 2015 by Ange and Leif McCaughley after their eldest daughter Lila was diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes. They realised their was no support for the “right here right now”. With a mission to connect, support and make the community aware of Type1 Diabetes.
The Type1 Foundation has touched the lives of thousands living with Type1 Diabetes around Australia and the world. T1F strives to support and connect families through their many family friendly events. Education seminars, cooking classes and online support groups allow people living with Type1 the opportunity to be better prepared. The Type1 Running Group creates awareness campaigns around Australia and the world by competing in running events and raising funds for Type1 Diabetes.
Our family support events are infamous and are increasingly growing in popularity with families. They are aimed to connect families from all over living with Type1 Diabetes. It’s a time to come together as a group and take time out in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Our Type1 Mum’s Dinners are now National. Find a Type1 Mums Dinner near you. These incredibly popular dinners are a relaxed evening full of laughs, stories and understanding. They are important in connecting all mums living with Type1 Diabetes themselves or a parenting a child with it.
The Annual Family Surf Event is proudly sponsored by Rip Curl and Go Ride a Wave. It is held every summer in and around Torquay, Vic. It’s an awesome way for kids and adults of all ages to come to together and go surfing in a safe and friendly environment. Every person who attends receives a surf lesson by a trained professional from local surf school Go Ride A Wave.
Type 1 Parent
Our Mission at the Type1 Foundation is to support and connect all families living with Type 1 Diabetes. In order to do this we are dedicated to ensuring that all our families receive the right support and a multitude of avenues to connect with one another.
The Type1 Foundation Annual Membership is a program where all families can have access to our yearly events, seminars, and activities. The focus is on the whole family and their experiences at our events. Here at the Type1 Foundation we understand how difficult it is to live with a child with Type1 Diabetes and sometimes the task of just getting the whole family out of the house is a mission in itself. We are passionately dedicated to ensuring that when a family makes the decision to attend one of our many events on offer, they receive nothing but the best support and opportunities to connect in with other families going through similar experiences.
For just $49 per year you can have access to a whole new world of understanding and connection…
Our events are all year round. For the whole family, siblings, children and Mums….
Do you have a passion or talent that you would love share with us and help change peoples lives? We are always on the lookout for new volunteers….
Every single dollar goes back to supporting more people living with Type 1 Diabetes…..