Hills Committee Mother’s Day Luncheon 2015

On Friday May 8th, the Hilton Hotel on George Street, Sydney again very generously opened their doors for a day of early Mother’s Day celebration, this year to 620 mothers and daughters!

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With the room adorned with the most magnificent red cyclamens and gift bags for all this was yet again the perfect setting to recognise& give thanks to all mothers across the globe, who dedicate their lives to making sure their children have the best possible start to life.

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Guests from all around Australia attending this year including CMRI committee members & several attendees who have annually attended the event since its conception.

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Also in attendance was this year’s special guest The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, as well as MC for the day, Australian news presenter John Mangos.

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Ahead of the luncheon a vast array of raffle prizes ensured the guests had plenty to peruse as they sipped their pre-lunch champagne.

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Following the lunch came the much awaited conversation between MC John Mangos and Dame Marie. However the skilled interview by John and the delightfully unassuming and engaging personality of Dame Marie ensured that everyone in the room felt that they were all part of the conversation.

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John also did a great job of being a spontaneous auctioneer so much so that the bright yellow Merida City bicycle fetching a magnificent $3,500

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Also speaking at the event was CMRI Cancer Research scientist, Dr Hamish Campbell, proudly took to the stage to discuss the important research projects being undertaken at Children’s Medical Research Institute as well as the work currently being conducted within the Cancer Research Unit, highlighting the importance of support from the public in order to accelerate their research efforts.

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We’d like to thank all mums for simply being there in the meantime to offer unconditional love and support, which is sometimes a magical cure in itself.

We would like to extend a big thank you to the Hills committee for their hard work in organising such an amazing day. Raising a record breaking $43k+!!

Thanks again to special guest speaker, The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, and our MC for the day, Australian news presenter John Mangos.

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