New partnerships for CMRI
There have been some exciting developments for the Children’s Medical Research Institute partnership program recently, teaming up with two major organisations to educate the public and fundraise.
The first was a presence at National Diesel, Dirt & Turf Expo which was held in early May at Penrith in Sydney. Children’s Medical Research Institute was invited to join the event by one of its main participants – Auger Torque construction supply company.
Auger Torque donated two earth drills to be auctioned at the busy Expo and gave 100 per cent of the proceeds to CMRI. Auctioneers, Pickles, also encouraged others to donate their proceeds which resulted in support from Australian Hammer Supplies.
Charlize, who is one of this year's Jeans for Genes stars, also dropped by with her family.
It was a busy weekend, but through the support of many we raised over $12,500 and discovered that a lab coat goes well with a hard hat!
On the same weekend, we had a presence at the season launch of the Baulkham Hills Netball Association event at Kellyville.
We have been named as an official charity partner of Baulkham Hills Shire Netball Association and were invited to collect gold coin donations on courtside - and try not to get hit by netballs!
This was the first fundraiser of many planned with the Association, which will include a special denim round in the lead up to Jeans for Genes. Thanks for the support of the local community, we raised over $1800.
If you would like to find out more about partnership your organisation with CMRI, phone Partnerships Manager, James Duffy, on 8865 2830.