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Strathfield Committee celebrates 60 years


This year at Children’s Medical Research Institute, we’ve had several of our fundraising committees celebrating 60 years since their inception, and the most recent is the incredible Strathfield Committee.

When it comes to events, these ladies are tireless in organising something for the community: from their golf day to a morning tea, the annual formal dinner and their highly anticipated trivia night.

Their anniversary was officially marked at the 60th dinner held at the Waterview Restaurant in Homebush. They had many ladies from the original committee in attendance, as well as their families.

Comedian, Joe Avanti, kept the crowd entertained and everyone heard from CMRI’s Head of Fundraising, Andrew Kelly, about the latest medical advances occurring in our labs.

Most recently, the committee held their annual trivia night which is popular amongst their supporters but particularly among CMRI scientists! There were several tables of CMRI researchers and other support staff who battled it out to see who could win, and it turned out that the IT team were unbeatable.

President Cona Jones said the reason the committee is still going strong is that it is a real team effort.
“Everybody tries their best,’’ she said. “Everyone does their bit, and we have some very generous members, they let us use their homes for events, they donate items from their businesses and their spouses get involved.’’

In all, Strathfield raised $7200 at the trivia night and a phenomenal $19,400 at the dinner.

We congratulate them on their ongoing success!