Finding cures for children's genetic diseases


Luck of Irish for Hills Committee


It may have been the luck of the Irish that made a weekend barefoot bowls fundraising event at Castle Hill, such a resounding success.

The family event was held on a scorching hot St Patrick’s Day at Castle Hill Bowling Club on Saturday. It was organised by Children’s Medical Research Institute’s Hills Fundraising Committee, to support vital research into childhood genetic diseases.

The day was attended by more than 100 people who were taught the basics of barefoot bowls by volunteers from the club. There was a sausage sizzle kindly cooked by the members of the committee and raised $3000, which is $500 more than at last year’s inaugural event.

Hills Committee member, Natasha Doughty, who organised the event, was grateful that they had increased the amount raised with the same number of people.
“I thought it was fantastic to see all the mums and dads with their kids having a go,’’ Ms Doughty said. “It was nice for everyone to take some time out as a family, and it felt amazing to get such strong support. It just goes to show our community really do care and are willing to give so much. I’d like to say a very humble thank you to everyone involved.’’

The Hills Committee of CMRI has been operating since 1991, to raise money for research through a variety of different fundraising initiatives including their incredible Mother’s Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel which is one of the biggest fundraisers for the not-for-profit.

This year the luncheon will be held on Friday, 18th May and will feature a very special guest speaker, writer Liane Moriarty, who is the author of ‘Big Little Lies’ and producer of the hit television show starting Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. To purchase tickets call Committee President Patti Payne on 0418 867 784.