First National Newcastle supports Hunter Medical Research Institute to improve community wellbeing

We are proud to announce the donation of $20,000 to Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). The money was donated as a result of our Spring Fling Auction Campaign and I was honoured to present the final cheque to HMRI Director Professor Michael Nilsson on Friday.

It is the second year running that First National Newcastle City have proudly donated $20,000 to HMRI. As a local small business, we are extremely pleased that we can give back to such an important organisation.

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George Rafty presents Professor Michael Nilsson with cheque for $20,000.

I have personal reasons for supporting the organisation, with parents on both sides of the family having succumbed to cancer and stroke in recent times, it is devastating to watch loved ones fight against a disease that researchers may one day be able to cure.

HMRI is a world-class institute that strives to prevent, treat and defeat a multitude of serious illnesses. HMRI’s Director, Professor Nilsson, is an internationally renowned rehab expert and neuroscientist specialising in brain recovery after stroke. We would like to thank Michael for his continued devotion to improving community wellbeing.

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Professor Michael Nilsson pictured left is devoted to improving community wellbeing. 

The Spring Fling auction event spanned four weekends in October and 20 beautiful properties were sold. The amount of money donated could not have been achieved without the incredible support of the sellers and buyers who enlisted their trust in us. We are sincerely grateful to all those involved in the event.

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Spring Fling Auction at 130 Lawson St, Hamilton.

We can’t thank the Newcastle community enough for your continued support and we will continue to work hard so we can give back.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Warm regards,


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