$110,000 raised for local charity at AHA Newcastle + Pitcher Partners Race Day

Newcastle Racecourse is proud to have supported AHA Newcastle + Pitcher Partners in raising $110,000 for their charity partners.

On Saturday 4 May, Newcastle Racecourse hosted AHA Newcastle’s tenth anniversary race day in partnership with their naming rights sponsor, Pitcher Partners Newcastle & Hunter.

Several local Newcastle Businesses attended the event with their colleagues and friends to assist AHA Newcastle and Pitcher Partners Newcastle & Hunter to raise generous funds for Variety – The Children’s Charity NSW & ACT, RUN DIPG and the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation (HCRF). As a result, an incredible $110,000 was raised.

Newcastle Racecourse CEO, Duane Dowell, expressed his delight at the continued role the racecourse plays in supporting the local community.

“We are honoured that the ten-year relationship we have built with AHA Newcastle has allowed us to play an integral role in assisting them in raising much needed funds for Variety – The Children’s Charity NSW & ACT, RUN DIPG and the HCRF,” said Duane.

“Newcastle Racecourse is proud of our continued efforts to play a valuable role in supporting the local community and the groups and individuals supported by our business and charity partners.”

Since the AHA Newcastle established their race day at Newcastle Racecourse ten years ago, more than $900,000 has been raised in total from the event for their charity partners.

About AHA Newcastle:

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) sub-branch is the largest in NSW, comprising more than 160 members right across Newcastle and the Hunter Region.

AHA NSW represents more than 2,000 pubs and venues and 70,000 employees – not to mention the millions of people who visit their hotels each week.

​Locally, the AHA Newcastle Hunter Sub-Branch represents 160 venues and more than 4,000 employees, making it the largest sub-branch in

the state.

Their organization and local members donate more than $50,000 to non-profit and sporting groups and individuals each year.

About Pitcher Partners Newcastle: Pitcher Partners Newcastle and Hunter is part of the national Pitcher Partners network – an association of independent accounting and business advisory firms located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Hunter, Perth, and Sydney. They have local offices in Newcastle and Maitland and a team of 140 members, including 12 Partners and 5 Wealth Principals. The Pitcher Partners Newcastle and Hunter team offer specialist knowledge and expertise across a diverse range of industry sectors including hospitality, family and privately owned businesses, manufacturing, transport, medical professionals, property, and construction, as well as not-for-profit and aged care. They focus on helping clients achieve their goals through many practice areas such as business advisory, tax, audit, SMSF, wealth management, and finance.

About the charities:

Variety – The Children’s Charity NSW & ACT: Variety – the Children’s Charity supports kids (aged 0-18) who are sick, experiencing disadvantage or living with a disability. Variety’s vision is for all Australian children to attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background. They are passionate about kids deserving a fair go, believing no child should fall through the gaps.

RUN DIPG: RUN DIPG is a charity dedicated to improving outcomes for patients, families and communities impacted by the deadliest form of childhood cancer – the brainstem cancer, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), also known as diffuse midline glioma (DMG). They are committed to raising awareness, empowering advocates, and fundraising to support DMG/DIPG research.

Hunter Children’s Research Foundation (HCRF): Formed in 1996, the HCRF collaborates with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and raises funds for important research into children’s terminal and debilitating illnesses. The HCRF focuses on funding research projects related to various health conditions affecting children such as asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and sleep disorders.


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For further details, or to arrange an interview please contact Newcastle Racecourse P: 02 4961 1573[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]