about us

It’s not often you hear of a local, not-for-profit charity manages to continue for forty years. When The Footmen were first formalised in 1976, its financial aim was to raise funds to purchase goods and distribute them to disadvantaged people in the local area. Now, 40 years on, Footmen continues through a group of men and women from diverse backgrounds who form The Footmen Foundation, jointly organising annual fundraising events in supporting the needs of local individuals and charities.

These fundraisers offer excellent opportunities for philanthropic individuals to join with like minded businesses and local government organisations and agencies to support those less fortunate in our community. We are an informal group with few rules and regulations. Our expectation is that you will support the Foundation and its fundraising initiatives and have fun at the same time!

Over the past 4 years, The Footmen Foundation events have raised approximately $120,000. Every dollar that we raise goes in direct support of local individuals in need and local community support agencies mainly within the City of Maroondah and the Shire of Yarra Ranges, usually when assistance is not available from other sources. We are often the last line of possible help.

       Read the 2016 Report from Daryl Stephens (Chairman) click here.

  Monica Murphy, wife of late Footmen Life Member, Norm Murphy, cuts the celebratory birthday cake, surrounded by Life Members, Lal Duo, Jean Dowling, Daryl Stephens, Ashley Crow, Lorraine Bambrough-Kelly and Tony Wright

Pictured above: Past Footmen Presidents and Maroondah Mayor, Cr. Natalie Thomass at 40th anniversary

Les Twentyman addressing the May 2011 Footmen Club Lunch

Pictured above: Daryl Stephens, Cr. Natalie Thomass, Jason Akermanis and Bruce Eva

       Read the latest FOOTNOTES Newsletter including our 40th Anniversary and more click here...  


Mark your 2017 diaries now:
• Le Tour Dinner with Matt Keenan - June19th,
• AFL Footy Finals Luncheon - September 21st,
• 40th Annual Charity Golf Day - November 16th,
• Christmas Rendezvous - December 12th.

The Footmen Foundation Annual le Tour de France Dinner

Click here to view

The Footmen Club is now on Facebook