• Julia Cameron and Velinka Vecchi

    Julia Cameron and Velinka Vecchi

  • Par Cumpston with Fiona and David Spencer

    Par Cumpston with Fiona and David Spencer

  • A view to the hills of Gordon from a bucolic Lambrigg Homestead garden.

    A view to the hills of Gordon from a bucolic Lambrigg Homestead garden.

  • Robyn Thomas and Pauline Coyte

    Robyn Thomas and Pauline Coyte

  • Pat Cumpston and Fiona Spencer

    Pat Cumpston and Fiona Spencer

  • Mary Constable and Patti Mulcare

    Mary Constable and Patti Mulcare

  • Kate-Jane Lubiejewski, Penny Sharp and Fiona Cotton

    Kate-Jane Lubiejewski, Penny Sharp and Fiona Cotton

  • John Haslem, Meredith Crowley and Caryl Haslem

    John Haslem, Meredith Crowley and Caryl Haslem

  • Jenny Love and Lori Morris

    Jenny Love and Lori Morris

  • Ian Gillespie-Jones, Carolyn Forster and Stephen and Jane Beer

    Ian Gillespie-Jones, Carolyn Forster and Stephen and Jane Beer

  • Emma Khoo from Girls Grammar

    Emma Khoo from Girls Grammar

  • Nancy and Harold Ganter

    Nancy and Harold Ganter

  • Judy AShalders

    Judy AShalders

  • Claudia Stuart, Pam Behncke, Pennu Millet, Anna Moreing, Margaret Reidy and Maureen Reid

    Claudia Stuart, Pam Behncke, Pennu Millet, Anna Moreing, Margaret Reidy and Maureen Reid

  • Claire Mackay, Janeen Williams Audrey Arul and Colette Mackay

    Claire Mackay, Janeen Williams Audrey Arul and Colette Mackay

  • Carolyn Forster, Margaret Reid and Lesley Brooks

    Carolyn Forster, Margaret Reid and Lesley Brooks

  • Diana Lipscombe, Elizabeth Grant and

    Diana Lipscombe, Elizabeth Grant and

  • Del Fisher and Adeline Wiles

    Del Fisher and Adeline Wiles

  • Courtney Sullivan, Rebecca Hasler, Scott Cohen, Tracy Bryan, Jacqui Gibbs and Jennifer Philps from CMRI Sydney

    Courtney Sullivan, Rebecca Hasler, Scott Cohen, Tracy Bryan, Jacqui Gibbs and Jennifer Philps from CMRI Sydney

  • CMRI Auxilliary President Deborah Hicks with Nancy Ganter

    CMRI Auxilliary President Deborah Hicks with Nancy Ganter

  • Cathy Holbery, Louise Brednahan, Annie Jolley and Helen White

    Cathy Holbery, Louise Brednahan, Annie Jolley and Helen White

  • Velinka Vecchi, Sarah Grieves, Jo West and Julia Cameron

    Velinka Vecchi, Sarah Grieves, Jo West and Julia Cameron

CMRI Annual Lunch @ Lambrigg Homestead, Tharwa - 2015

18 November 2015

There was a lovely lunch to enjoy on the lush lawns under the mature trees of Lambrigg Homestead at Tharwa for the Children’s Medical Research Institute . It is the quintessential Australian homestead with the memories of Mary Grant Bruce’s Billabong series brought to mind though now intruding on the bucolic is the suburb of Gordon visible over the valley.

It is an annual lunch and market stalls event always charmingly themed and colour co-ordinated and a lesson in planning, organisation, style and class with an efficient bunch of volunteers who have the perfect formula from inception to finish, and are intent on making it a pleasure for everyone.

The support of regular donors is significant, and to see the dust fly as the cars arrive and the glam ladies emerge armed with their tables and napery heading for a perfect place in the shade before making a beeline to the bar for the mandatory punch is a signal that it’s all systems go, and we’re here to enjoy it and spend money for this most wonderful organisation.

Every year a representative group from the CMRI joins the party, this year a group of six came and relaxed with this most successful auxilliary effort and we heard stories of research success, future efforts and the need for continued fundraising for our most precious littlies. In 2016 a new fundraising initiative will see K's for Kids inviting all to walk 5km, 15km, or 30 km to keep the research for childhood diseases funded. A good practice would have been a quick 30ks back to the city. As if!

 Country hospitality for a good cause, the best kind of lunching