Neville Tomkins

Chief Commissioner, Scouts Australia (NSW Branch) at Scouts Australia
Location: Canberra

Participating in their 9th Vinnies CEO Sleepout

One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of difference

Neville has always been a strong advocate for youth, especially disadvantaged youth.

He is currently the Chief Commissioner, Scouts Australia (NSW Branch) and Honorary Commissioner, Scouts ACT. In NSW, Neville's role is to reposition the organisation so it can play a vital and exciting new role in all communities of NSW – both city and country. His vision is to substantially increase the number of youth across NSW participating in the world renown Scout program.

Neville served 6 years as the International Commissioner of Scouts Australia. His work across the Asia Pacific Region attracted various international recognition awards. He is currently the Chair of the Asia Pacific Governance Committee.
As Chief Commissioner of ACT Scouts for almost 10 years, Neville played an important role in rebuilding Camp Cottermouth, which was destroyed in the 2003 Canberra bushfires. He has actively supported and promoted the Family Support Fund which helps disadvantaged youth participate in Scouting activities and is currently the Vice President of The Arthur Shakespeare Foundation for Scouting.

Neville has served the ACT community for 40 years including as a Justice of the Peace, and as a life time blood donor (he is about to reach the milestone of 425 donations). He is also a White Ribbon Ambassador. In 2010, Neville received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to the community, particularly his youth leadership. In 2012, he received the Highly Commended Award in the Community Service category, as part of the ACT Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Neville recently retired as First Assistant Secretary with the Department of Defence, following a 35 year career with the Commonwealth Public Service, including 25 years as a Senior Executive. His is now volunteering full-time for community based organisations.

Neville has been appointed as an Ambassador, for 2 of his years participating in the campaign, including in 2019 which marks the 10th Anniversary of this wonderful initiative.


So far this year I helped provide

80

Individual support programs

210

Beds

843

Meals

Funds raised over the years

Latest Donations

Anonymous
$10k
Chris Chenoweth

Good on you for persistence in a great cause!

$1.01k
M O'sullivan

$1,000
Supportlink Australia

$515
Orthopaedics Act

$515
Bill And Katharine Ranken

Congratulations and good luck with a great cause.

$515
Lisa Marmora

What an inspiration, keep up the wonderful work not only leading our Organisation but helping the needy!

$350
Neville Tomkins

$350
Kaye Hogan

It is a great cause Neville and I hope you can reach your fundraising target.

$310
Doug Barton

Thanks Neville, your sacrifice continues to help many.

$310
Peter Burnett

Good Luck Neville!

$310
Geoff Painton

$310
Greg James

$310
Anonymous
$310
Geoffrey Morgan

Thanks for your commitment to such a great cause.

$310
Wallace Fan

Neville, you are truly "building a better world and playing a constructive role in society."

$310
Anonymous
$300
Anonymous
$300
John Mitchell

$300
Anthea Cudworth

All the very best for a very worthwhile cause.

$210
Ross Grove

It’s very warm where I am with the heater on Neville. Thinking of you as I sip my coffee!

$208
John Guthrie

$208
John Leece

$208
Alan Oakey

good luck

$200
Paul Porteous

$200
Ian Sinclair

A very worthy cause - well done. Ian

$200
Jan And Janice Steinfurth

Happy to support you again in this worthwhile challenge. Good luck and good Scouting

$156
Dale Robins

$150
Bryan Davison

$125
Bruce Munro

well done - great contribution

$125
David Jones

Neville, hope you get a reasonable nights sleep and not too cold or wet. See you soon.

$125
Deborah Howlett

Best wishes Neville and lets hope you keep dry this year!

$125
Rob Bashfield

$125
Lisa Paul

Good on you!

$125
John Coombe

Good luck

$125
Anonymous
$125
Penny Becchio

Well done on offering your on-going support Neville.

$125
Peter Quiggin

Great effort Neville

$125
Trevor Wheeler

My old bones ache just thinking about it. Good on you Neville.

$125
Antony Keenan

Great cause!

$125
Peter Webb

$125
Robert [bob] Davies

$125
Ian Willis

Happy sleep-out, Neville! (It'll be neither happy nor comfortable, but for a good cause.) May many more CEOs join you in this important charity.

$125
Neela Nath

$125
Gail Reekie

$125
Rebecca Henry

Thanks for your passion in supporting homeless youth.

$125
John F Booth

$120
Sydney North Region Rovers

This is a worthy cause and one that we are proud to support in the hope that it helps youth, like us, who are in need.

$107
John Martin

Congrats Neville on an ongoing and uncomfortable commitment to Canberra's homeless.

$104
Molly And Sophie Dixon

Supporting your inspiring leadership. Catriona, Molly and Sophie Dixon

$104
Robert Mulcahy

Well done Neville.

$104
Christine Barnes

I hope you have a mild night and a good sleep.

$104
Sarah Byrne

Thank you, Neville

$104
Frank And Judith Barr

$104
Wayne Geale

$104
Roger Butler

$100
Leo Farrelly

BZ Neville. I hope the weather is kind this year.

$100
Hugh Watson

$100
Yogi Vidyattama

Good on you

$100
Rodney Quiggin

Good luck this year Neville!

$100
Justine & James Douthwaite

$100
Rob Hale

Another great example of your commitment to youth. Well done Neville

$100
David Cocking

$100
John Pearn

A privilege to support neville in this altruistic endeavor. best wishes from John.

$57
Jeff And June Harrison

Try and stay warm on the night.

$57
Anonymous
$57
Michael Hovington

Best of luck, hope the night is warm!

$57
Dianne Van Meegen

With best wishes Neville. Congratulations to you and those who sleep out in support of such a great cause.

$57
Gary Humphries

Goodonya, Neville.

$57
Peter Hoefer

enjoy the moment

$57
Leon Tannahill

$57
Tim Chandler

Neville, true to form the weather has turned just in time for your annual sleepout - here's hoping at least it stays dry! Wishing you all the best for the event and thanks again for the opportunity to be involved.

$57
Wendy Freeman

$57
Fiona Broadby

Thank you Neville for support this worthy cause.

$57
William Traynor

Neville I continue to be impressed by your efforts. Well done mate! Best regards, Bill

$57
Stephen Lancken

$57
Sally Gavin

Thank you for conrtibuting to those less fortunate in the community and in so many ways. A worthy cause.

$57
Gai Green

A worthy cause, Well Done Neville

$57
Sarah Chandler

Very important cause!

$57
Elaine Heaney

As ever Neville a worthy cause and an amazing contribution by you.

$57
Gayle Partridge

This is a fantastic initiative Neville and your participation makes a difference.

$57
Sarah Gibbens

Best of luck, Neville!

$57
Colleen Godsell Am

As always Neville you lead by example! Well done.

$57
Tim

Great work Neville!

$55
Bruce Wellington

Great work, Neville!

$55
Dan Ryan

Cheers Neville Tomkins! Well done.

$52
Phyl Holmes

$52
Marylene Gagne

The Curtin/UWA Research team wishes you a warm sleepout! And to all people who have to sleep outside night after night.

$52
Anonymous
$52
Calley Webb

Keep up the great work ..

$50
Janine Cullen

$42
Raksha - Duntroon Campbell Cub Scout Group

$40
Ian Langford-brown

$31
Anonymous
$31
Elizabeth Irons

This is a wonderful undertaking, Neville, & I am happy to be able to assist in a very small way.

$31
Andrew Leigh

Neville, you’ve had plenty of experience sleeping under canvas. I hope it stands you in good stead for sleeping under cardboard! Thank you for supporting this vital fundraising event.

$30
Mark Butz

$26
David Kennemore

We offer our congratulations with respect to your willing participation in such a worthy cause.

$26
Jane Siebum

$26
Anonymous
$26
Alex Edgar

Neville, I have the utmost admiration for the work Vinnies (in conjunction with you and your fellow CEOs) does to help the homeless. Keep up the fantastic work! Cheers, Alex

$26
Peter Stevenson

Best wishes for the evening.

$26
Dion Steele

$26
Harris Boulton

Keep up the good work

$20
Leisha Mccarthy

$5

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