Eddie's Mates logo Eddie's Mates came together in 2006 to ensure our annual fundraising dinners were a success and to enable us to undertake a major building project - a multipurpose building. Eddie's Mates is made up of a group of business men, parents, a Board member and staff.

Four of the mates have no direct connection to the school, other than an interest in supporting a worthwhile cause. Phil McCarroll, who has had a long term commitment to charity support and who chairs a number of charitable foundations, was instrumental in setting up the group. The group have not only given their time with such enthusiasm and humour, they have made sure we have the community support necessary to support vital fundraising.

Eddie's Big Night Out 2007 was the inaugural Mates fundraiser and the launch of aptly named Eddie's Mates - bringing together the creative talents, energies and commitment of our fundraising team. There have been many months of planning; meetings that always achieved a good balance between business and fun, networking with the local business sector and harnessing school networks, including parents and staff.

Eddie's Mates have either personally or through their contacts, provided direct financial assistance or goods and services to support our fundraising events. The energies of this remarkable team have ensured EBNO have been amazing nights.


Phil McCarroll - Managing Director McCarrolls Automotive Group

Peter Lancken - Chairman Kennards Hire, Chairman at Propertylink Holdings

Patrick Raper - ERSES Board Member & Chair Finance Committee

David Epper - Managing Director Accident & Health International - an Eddie's parent

Phil Harrowell - Director National Property Systems - an Eddie's ex-parent

Michael Cori - Shaw & Partners - an Eddie's parent

Rick Jones - IBM Software Growth Markets Unit - an Eddie's parent

Jason O'Connor - Franchisee Snap Printing, Eastwood

Jon Franzin - Principal St Edmund's, Wahroonga and St Gabriel's, Castle Hill/Director ERSES

Marilyn Noonan - ERSES Business Manager

Candice Palin - ERSES Communications and Development Manager