Every year, the ACRF Planned Giving team invites some of their most loyal and longest standing supporters to a special lunch event to say a big thank you.
This year, two events took place, with 34 ACRF supporters enjoying a lovely local lunch at Harboard Diggers, and 40 gathering at Parramatta Leagues Club the following day.
The Sydney north lunch consisted of a most informative and inspiring presentation by Dr Darren Saunders from the ACRF funded Kinghorn Cancer Centre at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Dr Saunders’s presentation was an insightful and inspiring piece showing our supporters exactly what happens when they give to charity through the ACRF.
Our supporters were then treated to a musical performance by cellists from Willoughby Girls High School.
The Sydney west event saw our bequest givers, loyal supporters and volunteers enjoy the Stirling Room at Parramatta Leagues Club where they were treated to a lovely lunch and a presentation by Dr Tony Cesar from The Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) at Westmead.
Following a session of beautiful classical music by pianist Ambre Hammond, our supporters then boarded a bus and were transported to Westmead Children’s Hospital where they were given the opportunity to take a tour.
Dr Cesar himself gave our guests the grand tour of his own labs, incorporating cutting-edge technologies funded by the ACRF. Our supporters saw and heard first hand exactly how their donation dollars are helping Dr Cesar and his team to achieve.
We’d like to thank Dr Saunders, Dr Cesar, Willoughby Girls High and Ambre Hammond for donating their time to these lunches. We’d like to also thank CMRI for giving us access to their laboratories and for being so accommodating to our supporters.
Please see our photo gallery below for all the fun and festivities of the day: