60 Minutes | Haunted Heroes

August 19, 2015

Segment(s) from the 60 Minutes story, Haunted Heroes, produced by Jonathan Harley and Glenda Gaitz. The story of the rescue of Jai Waddell from a flooded storm water pipe. Allan Sparkes was awarded The Cross of Valour, Australia’s highest decoration for bravery, for his part in the rescue.

For our servicemen and women Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is now recognised and treated. But they’re not the only ones who suffer. Australia’s most decorated cop, Allan Sparkes says he, and many other police officers, are battling the disorder and losing. He opens up to Ray Martin about how his devoted family and a love of the ocean gave him a second chance at life.

ABC News 24

April 29, 2015

ABCNews24 Scott Bevan and Kumi Taguchi interview mental health advocate Allan Sparkes CV

Hearts of Valour

April 29, 2015

Created by Channel 10 at the recent Hearts of Valour Ball. Richard Rolfe OAM, Dr Brendan Nelson, Sir Angus Houston AK, AC (Mil), AFC and CVAA President, Allan Sparkes CV discussing the uniqueness of having all living Cross of Valour, Victoria Cross and George Cross recipients together for the first time, and the significance of Australian Bravery Decorations and the way they can inspire Australians to help others in times of desperate need.

Nine News Feature

April 29, 2015

Nine News story about Allan Sparkes rescuing a man who fell onto railway tracks at Redfern Railway Station in Sydney.

BeyondBlue | Man Therapy

April 29, 2015

Al shares his story for beyondblue.

Allan Sparkes speaking in front of 1500 corporate delegates at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia conference, Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Video Courtesy of Claxton Speakers International.

In this edition of Penguin Ideas Allan Sparkes asks the question: ‘What makes a hero?’.

Allan Sparkes is a recipient of the prestigious Cross of Valour, Australia’s highest decoration for bravery. His book ‘The Cost of Bravery’ is now available. Read more at: http://pen.gy/13udjaz