IHMRI fundraising dragons at WIN Stadium on Sunday 14 July.

Fearless fundraisers brave a windy WIN Stadium

An intrepid group of IHMRI staff, researchers and staff from the Shellharbour Branch of the Commonwealth Bank volunteered for a 50-50 Charity Raffle at WIN Stadium on Sunday 14 July, when the St. George Illawarra Dragons played the Canberra Raiders.

In cold and windy conditions, the IHMRI fundraising dragons breathed fire into their fundraising efforts, raising $3,040 for vital health and medical research at IHMRI. Although the Dragons were defeated, all the volunteers had a fun time at the game.

Well done to Dr Han-Shen Tae for selling the most tickets on the night. A marvellous effort. 

The funds raised will be used to support excellence in health and medical research through IHMRI Collaborative Grants and Young Investigator Awards.

50-50 Charity Raffle is Australia’s only not-for-profit 50-50 raffle that gives fans the chance to play for large cash prizes while supporting local charities. 50-50 works with sporting clubs and charity partners to host fundraising raffles at large events, with 50 per cent of the total prize pool going to the winner, and 50 per cent go towards charitable purposes.

Thank you

IHMRI would like to thank Marko and Tom from 50-50 for helping us. IHMRI would also like to warmly thank all the researchers, operations staff and volunteers who helped make this such a fun and special day. 

  • Kate Brett
  • Xi Chen
  • Neil Donnelly
  • Kiley Fielding
  • Xing Ge
  • Jessica Grant
  • Natalie Guthrie
  • Lyndel Hayes
  • Kara Lamond
  • Dr Jeff McArthur
  • Associate Professor Martina Sanderson-Smith
  • Associate Professor Ronald Sluyter
  • Dr Han-Shen Tae
  • Christina Tsalidis 
  • Zhizhen Wang

Photo gallery of the IHMRI fundraising dragons


Kate Brett, Community Engagement and Events Coordinator

t:  4221 5927

e: katebrett@ihmri.org.au

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