About Bedford

Bedford offers strong ties to the community, and the resources to help you participate. We are the people trusted to change lives.


Meet these extraordinary people who take the time to share our stories and promote our life changing work.

Faye Packham

Fundraiser extraordinaire Faye Packham’s tireless coordination of the SA Quilters Guild ‘Mystery Quilt Challenge’ is incomparable, raising substantial funds every year for Bedford.

Faye has been a Bedford Ambassador for many years and is an active member of the Bedford Family Network.  

Faye provides an important perspective as an active member of the Family Network as a parent of Lauren, who is a Bedford employee living with disability, 

Bedford Ambassador, Tom Doedee

Tom Doedee

Signing a two-year contract extension with the Adelaide Football Club isn’t the only exciting deal Crows’ defender Tom Doedee recently struck. The talented 21-year-old has now pledged his support as a Bedford Ambassador for 2019.

Tom has been warmly welcomed by our Bedford family, but what many may not know is that he has also overcome adversity and obstacles in life.

At age 11, his talented and athletic brother Harley was involved in a serious car accident that left him a double amputee. 

Tom has also learned a lot about Down Syndrome from Maggie - the youngest sister of his partner. He admires her positive attitude and says she brightens everyone’s day.