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Our Patron

Marigold Merlyn Baillieu Southey

“I feel honoured to have been invited to be Patron of emotion21. The achievement of Cate Sayers and her team in such a short time is quite amazing. The joy of music and dance experience enjoyed by children and adults with Down syndrome is an emotional experience to watch and I am so happy to be able to share this with them”— Lady Southey.

Marigold Merlyn Baillieu Southey is the fourth child of the late Sidney and Dame Merlyn Myer. She has spent her life actively engaging in the community and dedicating her life to benefiting others. She has achieved this through ventures such as Presidency of both Philanthropy Australia and St Catherine’s School Foundation, Vice President of the National Stroke Foundation, driving a Red Cross ambulance for Polio patients at the Austin Hospital, and was instrumental in the establishment of farming scholarships for women through the Nuffield Farming Scholars’ Association.

Lady Southey was formerly the President of the Myer Foundation and is a Life Member and great supporter of many Arts organisations including The Australian Ballet. Through her role as Patron of emotion21 Lady Southey fostered a collaboration between emotion21 and The Australian Ballet School to celebrate the 2015 World Down Syndrome Day.
Our Ambassador

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell is a natural all-round entertainer. He sings, acts and hosts with an easy knock-about warmth and infectious style. Tim is most well known on Australian TV in the role of ‘Dan Baker’ on Seven’s Home & Away and most recently as ‘Tom Parker’ on the Logie winning drama House Husbands.

As Ambassador for emotion21, Tim is a regular host of both our community performances and major events. He is a passionate and committed supporter of the e.motion21 vision and receives enormous joy working with the dancers behind-the-scenes in the program as well as on stage.

Our Board

Laura Green - Chair

Luke Sayers

Cate Sayers​

Jason Chequer

Bruce Wilson

    Roy Lange

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    Kirsten Sayers