A businessman with a strong track record in Australian industry - particularly roads and vital infrastructure. Dedicated involvement across manufacturing, mining, infrastructure and defence sectors. Respected throughout the community for his services as Chairman, Director, fundraiser, supporter of the arts, education & sporting groups. A man who gets things done. Michael Sharpe is in demand across industry, corporate and community circles...
Dancing with the Central Coast Stars is an exciting fundraising event featuring 12 unique identities within our community. As well as a great opportunity to raise money and support Cancer Council NSW in it's mission to defeat cancer.
What is it? The 'Dancing with the Central Coast Stars' Gala Night will be held on Friday 21 February 2014 at Laycock Street Theatre. Michael will be partnered with a professional dancer and learn how to dance in the weeks leading up to the event, fundraising along the way to contribute to our goal of raising $100,000.
On the night - all of the "stars" will showcase their new found "dancing skills" and there will be a lot of laughter involved!
Cancer Council relies on the support of Australians to fund research, education and patient support. Support Michael by donating and help make a real difference in the fight against cancer.
Michael Sharpe is a Joint Managing Director of Sharpe Bros (Aust) Pty Ltd with his brothers Richard and Hayden. Sharpe Bros is a leader in the roads industry, developing and providing viable solutions and technologies to improve the quality, strength and safety of roads across Australia. A family owned business that can trace its roots back over three generations and more than 60 years, Sharpe Bros has a proud history of offering support to a number of community organisations including schools, fire brigades, many charity organisations and a longstanding partnership with the Gosford Regional Gallery which has involved a five-year $25,000 sponsorship of the annual Sharpe Bros Art Prizes.
We all have friends and family that have battled cancer. We need to fight to raise awareness and never give up.
Out on the roads Michael worked with a workmate named Bobby. They worked together for over ten years. Bobby would entertain with stories, tall and true and from time to time would suggest that with their undoubted skill and ability in making roads they should go to the USA and show them how. "Bobby insisted that should we make it all the way to Texas we would need to buy a Ten Gallon Hat so we would fit in" Michael said.
A couple of years ago Bobby died of cancer.
Michael came across this hat during a visit to the United States - "it reminds me of Bobby and the stories we used to share."
"I wear this hat in memory of a good bloke and of all the beautiful people I have known and lost to cancer."
Michael says the hat is a symbol of the responsibility to do whatever he can to raise awareness of the fight against Cancer. "I may have to step outside of my comfort zone to do so but the cause far outweighs any inhibitions I may have."
People always talk about making life and death decisions. The fight against Cancer is a true life or death endeavour that requires our total dedication.
AFL Legend Dipper DiPierdomenico
Jack Newton & Bob Hawke
Golfing Great Craig Parry
Fellow Contestant Sam Woods
With RFS Volunteers
RAAF Base Williamtown
Nikki Webster, Julie Goodwin & Paul Anderson
Coast Star Motors
Deborah Warwick & Rod Dever
Gloria Jeans Coffees
Oyster Festival, Ettalong Beach
Ziggy Niszczot & Wally Lewis
North Gosford Rotary Team
Gyton Grantley & Dawn Fraser
Government House, NSW
Castle Hill Golf Club
Photo shoot for Cancer Council
Gosford Mayor Lawrie McKinna
Fundraising at Erina Fair
Mercedes All Star Event
Gosford Golf Club
Parking for Central Coast Mariners
Westpac Rescue Chopper Base
Phil Moss and and John Hutchinson
The All Star Cast
Fundraising at railway stations
Rehearsals with Michael Buettner
The Mercedes Benz SLK
Hardys Bay Yacht Charters support
Win an Mercedes for the weekend
With Rob at Gloria Jeans Gosford
Training with dance partner Nicole
Fellow Contestant Sam Woods
Gosford City Town Crier Stephen Clarke
Getting into the swing of things
It's a real workout
All set for training
New dance moves
Group dancing at Nikki Webster's
Mercedes Benz prizes
Charity auction prizes
Support from Central Coast Mariners
With Colleen Worthy-Jennings
#Selfie - Craig Annis and Gina Jeffreys
Nicole & I with Lawrie McKinna
In the green room
Live on stage
With Guest Judge Julie Goodwin
It's a wrap! #Awesome
Community Service. Sponsors, Partners, Volunteers. Active Community Support.
The people of Sharpe Bros. are committed to making a positive and meaningful contribution to the Communities we serve. Sharpe Bros. provides support to Community groups through donations, partnerships, volunteering and community sponsorships.
By utilising the company resources of plant and equipment, the people of Sharpe Bros. have provided services tocommunity groups in times of need including floods, clean up days and bushfires. Our various trucks and machines carrying the Sharpe’s Green trade mark have been used for everything from rubbish clean up and carting material to setting up fun runs and street parades.
The Sharpe Bros. Art Prizes provide funding to allow a special focus on providing Australian artists with greater opportunities for career development and exposure of their work.