Finding cures for children's genetic diseases


60 years of fundraising recognised


This year Children’s Medical Research Institute celebrates our 60th year. We are so proud that several of our regional fundraising committees – some in operation for 60 years themselves– have won Australia Day community service awards.

Rowena Graham from the Northern Beaches Committee received the Outstanding Community Service Award from Northern Beaches Council.

Hills Fundraising Committee was named by Hills Shire Council as Community Group of the Year.Last week two other awards were presented to:

Diana Mahoney from the Judith Hyam Fundraising Committee, who was named Citizen of the Year by City of Parramatta.

The entire Gerringong Fundraising Committee, which was named Community Group of the Year by Kiama Council.

Other CMRI committees that were nominated included Gosford, Beecroft, Quirindi, Kangaroo Valley, Mudgee, Strathfield and Taree.

Head of Fundraising Andrew Kelly paid tribute to all the committees.
“In 2019, Children's Medical Research Institute will mark 60 years of steady advances to find cures for the 1 in 20 children facing a birth defect or genetic disease,’’ Mr Kelly said. “None of the internationally-recognised work done by Children's Medical Research Institute would be possible without the continued support from our fundraising committees.’’

CMRI will also be celebrating the hard work and dedication our committees with a special event later in the year.