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Canberra Committee

Canberra Committee

Established 1960

The Canberra Committee was one of the first committees to support the then Children's Medical Research Foundation in 1960, with its initial meeting attracting 50 women which included Mrs Betty Watson as the first President.

The committee is well known today for their Annual Luncheon which is held either at a country property, Government House or The Lodge, offering a superb luncheon prepared by the committee including their legendary home-made delicacies (featured in their “Petit Fours” cookbook).

The first Annual Luncheon was held in 1964 at “Michalago Station”, where the film “My Brilliant Career” was filmed. The luncheon has grown from a small garden party to a gourmet luncheon and shopping experience enjoyed by up to 700 guests.

Other fundraising activities held over the years include the glamorous Dinner Dance at the Hotel Canberra, door knock appeals, raffles, fashion parades, auction nights, art shows and open garden schemes.

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Buy essential chemicals for research.
Fund an hour of research that brings us closer to a cure.
Help grow cells in the lab and test treatments.

If you'd like to make a regular monthly donation, please phone us on 1800 436 437

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