What We Do
MonSTaR hold a number of different events throughout the year to involve the wider MonSTaR community and the public to raise funds to continue to do great work and provide our beneficiaries.
Events include The MonSTaR Cup which occurs annually and is always a great day & we have also incorporated The Danny Bergan Memorial events including the Golf Day and Trot Night which has been a major contributor to funds raised since 2008.
We are very proud to have raised nearly $2.5million since MonSTaR’s inception in 2006, via our various events and hope to continue to grow this number and improve the quality of life for all those involved in the great work we do.
Our fundraising events are with the following organisations in mind:
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) was chosen as a founding beneficiary, following the all too early onset of Motor Neurone Disease suffered by Fiona Pearce the late wife of Hamish. Fiona was diagnosed at age 32, and died within 18 months. There is no cure for MND, and the funds raised are distributed between the MND Research Institute of Australia which is driven by the vision to understand the causes, find effective treatments and discover cures for MND and Macquarie Neurology MND Service (Professor Dominic Rowe). which manages the integrated care of approximately 10% of the MND patients in Australia and provides expert diagnosis and management of all stages of MND.
The STaR Association was chosen as a funding beneficiary, as its work in providing Special Educators to support young children with disabilities and their families, was seen as a very worthwhile pursuit, as both Greg Hargreaves and Mark Golding have had sisters with a disability.
Today STaR enables these vulnerable children to attend mainstream childcare centres where they are able to learn and play with the children, and thereby be accepted and included in their community. Much needed respite is provided for the families affected often enabling them to return to work. We aspire to having many more childcare centres with “STaR” kids being included.
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