"Mike was a true inspiration… the strength of his faith, his dedication to his family and his sincerity in friendships are what I will always remember. May this legacy live on through this fund as it helps educate young kids affected by the premature passing of a parent. It is an honour to be involved."
Grant Marshbank, COO at VSC Solutions
"As young children look to their sporting heroes to inspire their passion for a game, Michael's incredible strength, rock solid faith and complete selflessness inspired me be a better man. An example to us all, he set aside his own painful challenges to comfort others around him. Mike, you were there for my family, now I am here for yours."
Matthew Swarbrick, Director of Strategy Advertising
"Throughout his fight against cancer, Mike remained a beacon of positivity and demonstrated a level of bravery that has made its mark in my life. The Michael Hoskins Giddy Education Fund is our chance to make sure that Mike's positive influence lives on. It's an incredible privilege to a part of this team. Here's to you, Mike."
Warren Upton, Director of Strategy Advertising
"The Michael Hoskins Giddy Education Fund is close to my heart for many reasons; primarily as I knew Michael since we schooled together at Linkside Pre Primary and the Grey schools. Watching him battle his cancer and seeing how positive Michael and his family remained was inspirational – they represent a cause worth supporting. Secondly; I too was affected by the loss of a parent at a schooling age and I realise the pressure a fund such as this would alleviate. It is a privilege to associated with the fund."
Mark Groch, CIO and Head: Customer Engagement at RGT Smart
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."
Gary Carter, Grey Junior Teacher
"I did not know Michael personally, but I do know the friends who’s lives he impacted. The fact that his friends were so impacted by his life that they have been challenged to take the cause further is enough motivation for me to get behind this very important initiative to create cancer awareness and to assist with raising funds for the families who have lost a bread winner because of this disease."
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe.
Jason Bowen - Eastern Province Cricket Provincial Coaching Manager