Our Impact

Testimonial from our staff member Lisa

GOGO Events and the GOGO Foundation changed my life! 

After completing the Inclusive Work Program with the GOGO Foundation I was still struggling to find employment because I was worried no one would want to hire me with my criminal record.

 

That’s where GOGO Events (specifically Sarah Gun) stepped in. She had faith in my ability to grab any opportunity with both hands and gave me the opportunity to work directly for her at her events company.

 

I worked a couple of hospitality shifts, serving food at an event and doing a set up at the Entertainment Centre (all whilst on home detention) but the main turning point was when I worked on planning an event for one of GOGO’s corporate clients.

 

I spent quite a lot of hours not only meeting with the client to discuss what their vision was for their Christmas party but also getting quotes from different suppliers, setting up a spreadsheet to track all details of the event and liaising with Sarah on all aspects for approval.

 

All of this really gave me a confidence boost in knowing I still had the nouse to do this type of work. Sarah was amazing with feedback and we worked really well together.

 

My life is only getting better and better. I met the love of my life, I have my 11 yo son Oscar with me week on/week off, I have a beautiful step daughter, have just moved into a brand new townhouse in a great area and 5 months ago i secured my dream full time job with a company who is very flexible and understanding.

 

If it wasn’t for GOGO Events, I would never have been confident enough to apply for my dream job but hey, here I am living my best life. Thank you GOGO.

GOGO Events is forging the way in our South Australian community as a business dedicated to giving back to the people and the planet.

We have been fortunate enough to work with GOGO on two events focusing on bringing our foster and kinship carer community together on state and national levels.

 

Each event GOGO focussed on sourcing local suppliers, goods and services, with mindful mechanisms to connect attendees with each other through good food, meaningful conversation and thoughtful planning.

I believe our events were taken to the next level by GOGO, they had the heart and soul needed to ensure a triumphant outcome for our organisation and our carer community.

When I think of GOGO events, I am reminded of an African Proverb that summarises their spirit perfectly. “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together”.

 

GOGO is committed to the long haul, achieving sustainable, meaningful outcomes for the planet, whilst encouraging, teaching and investing in our global citizens to be part of the journey. 

 

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Fiona Endacott

Chief Executive Officer

Connecting Foster & Kinship Carers South Australia

Testimonial from our client Fiona

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To learn more about GOGO Events' social impact, click HERE to view our Impact Report 2021/22

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GOGO Events is a Social Traders Certified Social Enterprise

This means we:

  • Have a defined primary social, cultural or environmental purpose consistent with a public or community benefit.

  • Derive a substantial portion of our income from trade.

  • Invest efforts and resources into our purpose such that public/community benefit outweighs private benefit.

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