THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST
SEASON 1, EPISODE 4
THE HIDDEN PHILANTHROPIST talks to MANDY MANDIE
Mandy Mandie loves a chat! And everything that she has to say is worth listening to. You’ll want to laugh out loud, and feel drawn to tears, as you hear how Mandy Mandie and her team of volunteers at Koala Kids strive to achieve their vision and mission.
Mandy Mandie truly loves a good chat, and through purposeful direction Andrew Purdie dives into Mandy’s entire journey through childhood, deep depression and bipolar, the start of her philanthropic journey and the beginning of Koala Kids – a charity that supports children with cancer, as well as their families and their healthcare teams) . Mandy opens up about the greatest challenges she faced in Koala Kids and how she overcame those challenges, as well as the people that she surrounded herself with in order to continue serving her community through this spectacular charity. With a focus on not only the child experiencing cancer, but also on the child’s family and healthcare team, Mandy must navigate through hospital regulations, as well as catering for families right across Victoria and Tasmania. Listeners are given the opportunity to get involved in more ways than one.
Key Topics & Chapter Markers –
- Mandy’s early years in corporate work, diagnosed with bipolar, life as young Mandy Mandy, beginning of her philanthropic journey [01:41]
- The early days of Koala Kids, running Koala Kids [24:26]
- Engagement with Koala Kids, how listeners can get involved [54:29]