Scott Dawkins has long had an association with the Australian children’s cancer charity, CanTeen. When Scott’s brother David was 15 years old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, and throughout this difficult time, CanTeen was there to offer support whenever it was needed. A few months after he turned 16, David passed away.
Scott continued his involvement in the organization and was elected to the Board of Directors when he was 18. At only 21, he was elected as Chairman of the Board. Since leaving the Board, Scott has stayed up to date with the organization’s evolution and continues to support them financially.
A keen trail runner, Scott has participated in many races to fundraise for CanTeen or other charities. In May 2013, he ran his first ultra-marathon, The North Face 100 (now the Ultra Trail Australia). Arguably this is one of the most grueling ultra-marathons in Australia. It consists of a 100km trail run through the Blue Mountains. His fundraising efforts were a huge success, and he was able to raise over $11,000 through the generous support of our clients.
In August 2013 and 2014, Scott ran the Oxfam Trailwalker, a 100km team event starting at the Hawkesbury River in Brooklyn and finishing on beautiful Sydney Harbour, in Mosman. Scott’s team raised over $8,000 for Oxfam. Scott’s team completed the challenge and placed 7th both years.
As part of a corporate relay team, Scott ran the Humpty Dumpty Foundation’s Balmoral Burn – 420m up the intimidatingly steep Awaba Street. The team came 2nd place and raised money to buy essential and often life-saving medical equipment to assist sick babies and children across Australia.
As a team in 2017, we Abseiled down the 33 floors of 1 Market street in Sydney as a part of Abseil for Youth which raised a few thousand dollars for the Sir David Martin Foundation.
Since Scott founded Griffin, with the help of his clients, they have helped raise over $40,000 for charitable causes. He is committed to continuing to support the community and is currently looking for a new challenge worthy of sponsorship.