Annual Charity Golf Day in support of Hunter Medical Research Institute


Local sporting icons Nathan Green and Mike Rabbit will join a host of Newcastle hoteliers and industry representatives at Newcastle Golf Course tomorrow, Tuesday 23 October to help raise money for The Hunter Medical Research Institute.


The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) Newcastle Hunter, Annual Cliff Lopes Memorial Charity Golf Day, now in its 12th year, has so far raised more than $80,000 for its long-standing community partner, HMRI.


“AHA Newcastle Hunter is proud of its 20-year relationship with HMRI and has to date contributed in excess of $120,000 through the Annual Cliff Lopes Memorial Charity Golf Day and other initiatives,” AHA Newcastle Hotels Representative Nikki Taylor said.


“Last year the event raised close to $10,000 for HMRI and we are hoping to grow that even further.”


The event will this year focus on raising money for HMRI’s research surrounding heart disease.


HMRI Acting Director Laureate Professor Paul Foster said one example of how the funds would be used included current research being carried out by Professor Andrew Boyle.


“Professor Andrew Boyle is a clinically trained cardiologist and scientist who is investigating the regeneration of heart muscle following heart attacks and heart failure, as well as studying methods to reduce the pressure in the heart immediately following a heart attack,” Professor Foster said.


“People throughout the Hunter, NSW and the nation have benefited immeasurably from the research outcomes fuelled by AHA-supported grants. HMRI is very appreciative of AHA’s enduring support.”

Professor Andrew Boyle at Hunter Medical Research Institute

The Annual Cliff Lopes Memorial Charity Golf Day will start at 12pm, Tuesday 23 October 2019, at Newcastle Golf Course.

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