I spoke to some of the parents after the session and all of them got something out of the presentation.
My lad Kyle said all the players who were downstairs got a lot out of the session and they will stop and think about what they are doing.
Thanks for coming to do the session. I have spoken to some of Kyle's friends parents who play at different SFL clubs and they are hoping that you will be speaking with them.
I would just like to say thank you for coming out to St Paul’s College yesterday. My son is in Year 10 at the College and he spoke nonstop on the way home in the car about your visit.
I asked what he had learnt and he told me exactly what any parent would want to hear. Thank you for your hard work in trying to help others stay safe.
Thank you so much for your support of our programme. The students enjoyed all sessions and got a lot out of each one. The staff also praised each presenter and professional presentations... Looking forward to our continued partnership next year... Once again, thank you – you are all great!
Hello Sammy D foundation you guys visited my school today. I felt so sorry and sad for your loss. I found Neil's speech very touching and strong after the great loss he underwent. Thank you for visiting our school and raising awareness.
Deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss
Hey guys, i got to hear your presentation at school this morning (Wirreanda HS), and i just wanted to say thank you. I think what you do is incredible, and you are all incredibly strong. I wish the whole school could have been in that room, because i have no doubt it would change the way most of them think about how they act at times!
I love the way you did the presentation and when it got heavy you lightened it up a bit. You seem so nice and so genuine and i think it's an amazing foundation. Straight after it finished we had recess and i wanted all my friends to know what we just got to hear about. I started telling one of my friends and before i knew it there was about 10 people listening to me try to explain what you told us, and the stories that we heard. I just wanted to say thank you and i think you're all amazing.
Hi guys, I just wanted to say thankyou for all your work!
I just picked up my son from Vault at Aldinga and my 12 year old son told me you had been to talk to them!
You have provided an amazing opportunity to talk with my son, you made a huge impact on him and me!
From one parent to another - Thankyou...
Just want to thank you, Neil, Aimee and Kate for coming to our school and sharing Sam's story.
It was a very touching presentation and made us all realise how precious life really is.
It's a wonderful thing that you've turned such a negative situation into a positive.
Sam's family and friends are a true inspiration. Thankyou for helping us with our project :)
"Thanks for taking the time to come down to Yankalilla, the feedback I have been receiving today from numerous parents and a couple of local footy team officials has been great.
Seems to have been the talk of the town on the weekend, lots of positive discussions about the topic and ways that everyone can help each other out. It is rare to see such a thing take place in this community, so I really hope it continues.
Thanks again to you and the team for sharing your story and really engaging our young people on a level that I don't think many have experienced before. I look forward to working with you again in the future with a possible follow up next year. "
"Last week we had the Sammy D Foundation deliver a very strong message to our Year 9-11 students. The students I have spoken to found the talk and discussion groups a very thought provoking and worthwhile exercise."
"Thank you for all your efforts and the Sammy D Foundation for providing a wonderful support service. In a climate of 'no can do' in social work services your organisation is a shining light."