PKF Sydney and Newcastle, in collaboration with The Newcastle Herald and NEX, celebrated a major milestone as they hosted the 15th annual Hunter Breast Care Breakfast on 25 October 2023.
The sellout event brought together 510 attendees, all united in their commitment to supporting the Hunter Nurse Education Group.
The morning was a resounding success, raising over $49,641 to ensure the nurses can continue their exceptional work in caring for those affected by breast cancer.
This achievement would not have been possible without the support of sponsors and raffle donors.
PKF Sydney and Newcastle extended their heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors including, gold sponsors Colterlec and Hi-Vis Group, silver sponsors VInet, Sharp Office, HunterNet, Beam Bookkeeping, and Osborn Law, as well as bronze sponsors peoplefusion, Core Project Group, Skildare, Westpac, EV Consulting, and Solv’d.
Reflecting on the event’s success, Partner at PKF Sydney and Newcastle, Simon Rutherford, said the support received for the event was exceptional and the reason why they can pay it forward each year.
“The overwhelming support from our sponsors, attendees, and the community underscores the vital importance of our mission. We are deeply grateful for their generosity and commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.”
The Fundraiser was first launched after the tragic loss of the wife of one of PKF’s partners after a battle with breast cancer. To date, the fundraiser has raised more than $330,000 and has been commended in Parliament for its significant contribution to the community.
The funds raised at the Annual Breast Care Breakfast remain within the Hunter region and exclusively support the Hunter Nurse Education Group (HNEG).
With the funds, the HNEG organises two full education days per year for nurses working with people living with breast cancer. These invaluable education days are extended free of charge and have been empirically shown to not only elevate knowledge and skills, but also change behaviours and attitudes and improve clinical outcomes.
The amount of knowledge required to take care of critical patients cannot be obtained simply through experience on a unit or at the bedside.
PKF Sydney and Newcastle are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those impacted by breast cancer and look forward to continuing their support for the Hunter Nurse Education Group in the coming years.
IMAGE | 2023 Breast Cancer Breakfast Event at NEX.