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, 

Jack Hombsch

Jack has been a Bedford Ambassador since 2015 and we are proud to have him on our ambassador team.  

Jack is a previous member of the Port Adelaide Football Club leadership group.  His volunteer work with community football and disability support organisations, such as Bedford, earned him the coveted Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award in 2017.

Jack is now playing in the AFL for the Gold Coast Suns, however, is still a passionate supporter of Bedford as Jack has a close family member 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.