Timothy Gleeson

Hometown: Long Reef Beach

Do good, feel good…

Each day in February I’m getting on board for SurFebruary and raising funds for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Your donations support services and programs for people with cancer. They drive innovation in research, improve care, and provide equal access to all our services for everyone.

It only takes a minute and anything you can give (no matter how large or small) will go a long way to helping me reach my target. Thank you, I really appreciate your support.

See you in the water!

My Updates

SurFebruary dedication

Tuesday 19th Jan
Raising a family requires dedication & has to be one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life.

My wife & I have raised 2 boys who are now young adults forging their own future. I couldn't imagine how difficult it would be having to do it by myself and we have done it from two different cultures.

So I am dedicating my SurFebruary commitment to mothers suffering from cancer. My father died almost 15 years ago of a heart attack & my mother died 7 years ago of emphysema & losing them leaves a big hole in your heart.


The event that changed my life

Sunday 10th Jan

I am here to celebrate life.

When you have stared death in the face & survived your perspective in life changes forever. You better appreciate everything you have  & no longer take things for granted. You value your relationships with others more. It is the biggest wake up call.

For me it wasn’t cancer, but as a six year old I stepped in front of a motor vehicle on a busy road where the driver didn’t see me crossing. After waking up from a coma in hospital I had no recollection of my life to this point, including who my family were and I had to start over. Was this a second chance at life? You bet! I thank God every day for the life I have that almost wasn’t.

Funds are needed for cancer research and to help people suffering from cancer gain a second chance.

I have previously done a different type of volunteering. As a young adult in the late 1980’s I was a member of the St Kevin’s Youth Group which was lead by Father Blaise Baron. One of the activities we used to do was once a month on a Saturday night we would travel to the city to the Matthew Talbot Hostel in Woolloomooloo, a shelter for homeless men. We picked up a van which was full of sandwiches & coffee and travel through the City, Kings Cross & Darlinghurst & distribute the food and have a chat to the homeless people living in the streets.  The experience was very humbling, making you appreciate the comfort of having a roof over your head and a bed to sleep in.

This commitment with SurFebruary is going to be awesome. I was asked by a great friend  of mine to look at participating  &  I jumped at it. So this is my first year.

Surfing has always been a part of my life and I am extremely greatful having been brought up close to the beach. Surfing keeps me fit, agile  & happy. I learn many things about myself including confronting my fears, experiencing exhilaration &  having the greatest adrenaline rush by taking enormous risks and pushing barriers never imagined. The odd kamikaze take off can result in the best wave ridden. Surfing gives me time to reflect what is going on in my life & I actually solve many work & family issues while waiting for the next wave. It also gives me the opportunity to feel of being one with mother earth. I will never forget sitting out the back of the surf on a big session at Dee Why Beach one morning before work & having a huge pod of more than 50 dolphins swim past both sides of me, not once, but twice. They were so calm & so close I could have touched them. It was surreal.

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$515

David

Well done Tim!

$500

Anonymous

$300

Anne Hrovat

It is an honour to donate to both organisation especially since you are involved

$292.32

Crouch Amirbeaggi

Superstar!

$261

Christiane Salcher

Glad to be a part of the fundraiser and to contribute to your goal.

$250

Madeleine Walding

Congratulations on your fundraising Tim. I clearly remember that day when you were 6 and I am so glad you are still with us. Keep surfing! 😁 🏄🏼‍♂️

$250

Pip Pip

40 foot king tide! Unreal!

$208.80

Khine Pe

Thank you so much for doing it Tim and what a coincidence huh!

$208.80

Greg Paddison

Great work Tim!

$208.80

Wood Family

Well done Tim! Keep going and enjoy the waves.

$208.80

Marita Wachter

All the best for great surf conditions in February Tim. Well done for your efforts to help raise funds for a great cause. We're all very proud of you! xx

$156.60

Queenie Lee

Thanks Tim for exposing this meaningful charity event to us, we are almost there! 🤩😂 💪🏻

$156.60

Odilia Ng

Thank you so much Tim for doing this and surf throughout the whole February. So proud of you! We are more than happy to support this meaningful event.

$156.60

Margaret Burton

Good luck with the fundraising Tim!

$122.15

Phyo Pe

Such an honour to be part of it.

$104.40

Surf Photos Of You

Well done on the amount so far Tim.

$104.40

Billy Lee

Support you!!!

$104.40

Timothy Gleeson

$104.40

Gwynneth Muller

Good luck Tim! Happy to support such a special program.

$104.40

Mckernan

Love your work Tim - hang ten

$104.40

Janet Ng

$104.40

Lincoln Trainor

Great man doing a great cause. Good luck Tim!

$104.40

Robert J Burton

You're surfing for a great cause!

$104.40

Adrian And Lise Noon

Great stuff Timothy

$104.40

Lin Pidding

Go TIm!!!!

$104.40

Felicity Croshaw

Well done Timothy!

$60

Christopher Gleeson

Catch them waves!

$60

Ben

$52.20

Susanna Jones

A pleasure to support a wonderful organisation. Congratulations on your dedication and drive to commit to Surfebruary. Hope you get some good waves!

$52.20

Tom Williams

Here's to plenty of waves Tim....

$52.20

Charter Group Finance

$52.20

Denis Osullivan

Sounds like a bit of fun too Tim. Enjoy it 👍

$52.20

The Frenchies

$52.20

Rosemary Moll

Great work, Timothy - best of luck with the surf & the weather ! our best regards, Rosemary & Harry

$52.20

Leif Golder

Hi Tim, This is a great charity, keep up the great work! Leif Golder

$40

Cathy & Joanna

Thanks for Yum Cha & travelling so far for our 30 year work re-union to Canley Vale. All the best from Cathy & Joanna

$26.10

Theresa Fitzgibbon

Good luck Tim

$26.10

Carolyn

Good on you Tim!!!

$26.10

Rita Guan

💪💪

$26.10

Harald(cindy) Scheule

Hi Tim, It is amazing to see you have surfed everyday in a month for the goal you determine to achieve. Thanks for your support in my passion and your friendship. In return, I would support your good effort and see, you have achieved what your goal! Cindy

$26.10

Sonia Gleeson

$26.10

Sonny Mathews

Good luck Tim, a great cause, well worth supporting.

$25

Raymond Tan

Good job. Well done.

$25

Dr Martina Gleeson

Good Luck with your fundraising Timothy