Vince Garreffa

Lifeline ambassador, fundraiser and chair, Mondo Community Warriors

2023 WA Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

Since leaving school to become a butcher at the age of 14, Vince Garreffa has lived a life of service, becoming one of Western Australia’s best known and most successful butchers – and a major fundraiser.  

Italian-born Vince appreciates everything he has but gets even more joy from helping others. Vince and his volunteers have raised more than $1 million for a variety of charities and over $4 million for Lifeline WA over the past 25 years. All funds have gone towards mental health care.  

Vince also supports many smaller charities as chair of non-profit organisation Mondo Community Warriors. And through COVID-19 he provided care packages for elderly customers who were isolated and vulnerable.  

The philanthropist is an enthusiastic foodie and vocal advocate for Australian farmers, independent butchers and the food and wine industries.