Issued: Monday 21 August 2017
Corrective Services NSW staff from a Hunter correctional centre have donned their favourite beanies to raise much-needed funds to help find a cure for brain cancer.
Employees from Cessnock Correctional Centre took part in the annual Beanie for Brain Cancer event, in support of the Mark Hughes Foundation.
The centre’s Governor David Mumford said staff from the facility had made it a tradition to support local causes.
“This year alone, staff have raise more than $40,000 in funds or services to assist community initiatives,” Mr Mumford said.
“I’m incredibly proud of how generous the team is and I’m always impressed with their commitment and dedication to helping those who need it most.”
The Mark Hughes Foundation was established by the former Newcastle Knights player, who hails from Kurri Kurri and was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013.
Two employees who have been personally touched by cancer were the driving force behind the Beanie for Brain Cancer charity campaign.
“This particular donation drive was close to the hearts of those organising it and they were thrilled to quickly surpass their goal of $1,000 within the first week of the campaign,” Mr Mumford said.