Money raised in the Hunter by HCRF stays in the Hunter to establish new and continue existing research projects in such areas as asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and sleep disorders – illnesses that can affect any family at any time.

HCRF aims to provide funds for essential research equipment, employ research support staff and fund research grants for new and ongoing research.

Support HCRF by attending one of our events, including the highly regarded HCRF Ladies Luncheon Series.

In 2011, Australian fashion icon Jennifer Hawkins and retired paediatrician (turned artist) Dr Cliff Hosking were announced as dual Patrons of HCRF. Click here to read more!


How can you help HCRF?

You can help HCRF by joining the committee, supporting HCRF charity functions, donating a piece of equipment or prizes for raffles and having a speaker come to the next meeting of your group. You can also join ReaCH 200, a group of 200 local businesses and individuals who wish to contribute to Research for Children in the Hunter.

For more information about HCRF, please call:
Lorraine Gardner, HCRF Secretary/Treasurer, on 0416 044 754.

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The current HCRF Committee is:

  • Janelle Shakespeare – Chair
  • Lorraine Gardner – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Natasha Beyersdorf
  • Sheridan Ferrier
  • Judy Hogan
  • Helen Ancuk
  • Sheryl Nisner
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  • Upcoming Fundraising Events

    Wed 12

    Dine for a Dream

    August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Marina Views Wickham
    Sat 19

    HTRF Glow Walk

    September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Fri 25

    HMRI Open Day

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm