About Us

Our History

In 1984, Les Twentyman and then Western Times owner/ editor, Ron Coleman decided to fundraise for a Christmas Party for 10 young homeless people in Sunshine, Victoria.

From this initiative the “20th Man Fund” was born. In April 2016, the 20th Man Fund changed its name to “The Les Twentyman Foundation”

Since its inception The Les Twentyman Foundation has provided crucial programs, services and resources assisting Victoria’s at-risk youth

Learn more about our founder Les Twentyman OAM >


To see every young Victorian reach their true potential.


To provide positive intervention and unconditional support for Victoria’s at-risk youth.


The Les Twentyman Foundation works with respect, dignity and compassion for all. We believe all young people have the right to –

  • A Safe Environment
  •  Social Justice
  • Access to Services
  • Education
  • A Future
  • Confidentiality
  • Feedback
  • Privacy

20th Man Values