Australian Hotels Association (AHA) Newcastle Hunter is proud to once again be a Gold Sponsor of the annual Mark Hughes Magic Ball raising money and awareness for brain cancer research.
For the past thee years, AHA Newcastle Hunter has been a Gold Sponsor of the annual Mark Hughes Magic Ball, which last year alone raised more than $200,00 for brain cancer research.
AHA Newcastle Hunter President Rolly de With described the relationship between AHA and the Mark Hughes Foundation as one that he is proud to be a part of.
"Local publicans right throughout Newcastle and the Hunter love supporting great charities and causes and the Mark Hughes Foundation is an incredible charity that we are proud to be associated with," he said.
"Obviously there is an end goal, we want to see research continue and we want to see a result from all the good work that hotels are doing in supporting Mark and the Mark Hughes Foundation.
"Pubs have always supported charities, they are the cornerstone of local communities and as an organisation we will always support worthwhile charities and the Mark Hughes Foundation is certainly one of those."
"Pubs have always supported charities, they are the cornerstone of local communities and as an organisation we will always support worthwhile charities and the Mark Hughes Foundation is certainly one of those..."
In addition to sponsoring the Mark Hughes Magic Ball each year, many individual hoteliers also choose to support the Mark Hughes Foundation throughout the year by holding fundraisers and selling Beanies for Brain Cancer at their hotels.
"Publicans are great people who genuinely love their footy, their sports and their communities and I love being among those people, " Mark Hughes said.
"The AHA has been a great supporter of the Mark Hughes Foundation since the start, particularly with the Magic Ball and selling beanies and individual hotels which means a lot. It's always great to be involved with the AHA."
In addition to this year's Magic Ball fundraiser, which is already a sold out success, the Mark Hughes Foundation is embarking on a Kilimanjaro Trek raising money to fund a dedicated brain cancer nurses in regional NSW.
"This is a massive challenge and is extra special because we really need to provide brain cancer nurses throughout NSW where they are needed most," Mark said.
Trekkers, including some Newcastle Knights greats such as Bill Peden and Danny Buderus, can be sponsored at everydayhero.com.au/event/kilimanjaro2019."