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Mums celebrated in Hills’ Committee’s Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon

Mums all over Australia were celebrated in style at the annual Mother’s Day lunch, hosted and organised by Children’s Medical Research Institute’s (CMRI’s) Hill’s Committee.

On Friday 6th May, hundreds gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney to mark the 25th Silver Anniversary of the fun-filled event.

“It’s always so rewarding to see how many people get on board and support this wonderful event. CMRI’s Hills’ Committee puts many hours into preparing this day, and it’s such a privilege to be part of people’s Mother’s Day celebrations,” said Hills’ Committee President, Patti Payne OAM.

Veteran news presenter, John Mangos, returned to fill the role of MC, and he conducted the much-loved Q & A with this year’s Celebrity mother, Christine Salter, granddaughter of the founder of Paspaley Pearls and young mother of two small children.

All funds raised at the Luncheon will be used for research conducted at CMRI, on children’s cancer, birth defects and genetic diseases.

CMRI’s Director, Professor Roger Reddel said, “The Mother’s Day Luncheon is a very special event that honours mothers everywhere. It has always been well received, and for very good reason. We cannot thank the Hills’ Committee enough for the tireless work they do, not only in hosting this function, but also for the donations raised that support our vital research aimed at finding treatments and cures for childhood diseases”.