Damian and his wife Annie have lived locally since 2002, in Carnegie and Murrumbeena, and is very involved with the local community in ways such as being on the School Council at Hughesdale Primary school, and spending every waking hour at GESAC watching his two sons playing basketball.
Through his links with local families Damian has facilitated sponsorship by the practice of many local organisations. Two main achievements have been our Gold Sponsorship of Hughesdale Primary Schools Fundraising Carnival since 2005, and the recent arrangement to sponsor “Aeryn” the “Story Dog” for Valkstone Primary School. ” Aeryn” is providing a non-judgemental listener to that some children struggling to read aloud to their teachers can start their learning journey reading to Aeryn – a great programme!
His menagerie at home continues to grow (mainly by re-homing unwanted pets brought to the clinic), and now extends to “Yugi” the Cavvie, the family cats “Tea” and “Pocky-Share-Happiness”, “Stan” the canary, and three fish, so he well understands the bond we develop with our pets.