About Us

Fight for Connar

 

Our HistoryWhy do we fight?

Helping Families

Since 2016
Our History

Fight for Connar was born in 2016 to raise funds for our nephew, friend and family member, Connar Gibson, who fought a hard battle with brain cancer.

Sadly on the 7th October 2016 at just 9 years old, our Superhero grabbed his cape and flew into the clouds.

Today, we continue to Fight for Connar in his legacy to raise funds to support other families with terminally ill children.

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What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide families of terminally ill children with much-needed support so that they can spend every moment possible with their loved ones and to MAKE MEMORIES MATTER!

 

HELPING US HELP

Corporate Sponsors

Having corporate support allows Fight for Connar to do bigger and better things. We are so grateful for the ongoing community connections with local and big business.

Titan Group is a proud supporter of Fight For Connar.

As a major sponsor, Titan Group helps Fight For Connar make memories matter with families dealing with terminal illness.

Be sure to support Titan Group for all your auto repair needs and say THANK YOU to their team for getting behind Fight For Connar.

Beyond Bank is a proud supporter of Fight For Connar.

Beyond Bank contributes $600,000 to community groups just like Fight for Connar every year just for saving money and earning interest.

Help Fight for Connar in our quest to make memories matter by following the link below and opening a community rewards account.

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Why join the fight?

Why contribute to Fight for Connar?
It is easy to help "Make Memories Matter" for children and families who are on a journey involving a terminal illness, bring a smile to the face of a child and create opportunities for families to have them captured for eternity.
By contributing to Fight for Connar you help to assist families with the financial stresses of funeral costs.
What are the donations used for?
All donations are put towards "Making Memories Matter". Our first allocation goes to hand molds and a photography session where families can allocate a place and invite all family and friends to share.
We continue to support families through a variety of avenues including meals, jewelry, holidays, shirts and merchandise for individual children as well as gift vouchers. Finally, we support the family by helping with money towards the child's funeral.
How do we find families?

Families are referred through the palliative & oncology units at the John Hunter Hospital.

How can I personally get involved?

Contact the Fight for Connar team to find out how you can best help.

 

7 hours ago

Fight for Connar

🌟 SUNDAY FUN-DAY 🌟

Who doesn’t love a pair of magical ruby slippers! 👠👠

I LOVE this 💖

Step 1: google The Wizard of Oz
Step 2: tap on the ruby slippers
Step 3: tap on the tornado

bit.ly/2HDpmk7

You’re welcome 💁🏻‍♂️
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4 days ago

Fight for Connar

Fight for Connar will be at Merewether THIS WEEKEND showing support to our Sleapy's Day friends. Head on down and show them your support too.

It's going to be an awesome day!! 👍Presale is now finished.

Anyone who has purchased a presale ticket will be able to collect their wristband from Souths Merewether or at the gate on Saturday.

Tickets at the gate $100.00

Remembers its not just about the footy, get back to Souths where it all happens, Auctions, raffles, music but more importantly we will be introducing you to some people.
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5 days ago

Fight for Connar

"Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure."

2 years of missing you our precious, Hannah Rye 💜
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News

  • Newcastle Knights to wear black armbands for Hannah 24 Aug 2017 02:35 Newcastle Herald JESSICA BROWN 24 Aug 2017, 11:43 a.m. The Newcastle Knights are saddened by the loss of Hannah Rye this week. The Newcastle Knights will wear black armbands as a tribute to Hunter teen Hannah Rye who lost her battle with cancer this week. Hannah was a big …
  • It was the night Hannah never wanted to end 20 Jul 2017 06:21 Newcastle Herald DONNA SHARPE 20 Jul 2017, 7:35 a.m. Hannah Rye, who has terminal cancer, was escorted to her formal by Newcastle Knights player Trent Hodkinson. She was the belle of the ball and living a fairytale with Newcastle Knight’s star Trent Hodkinson by her side. …
Team

Our Volunteers

Matt Tyrgiryn

Co Founder

Jenny Farare

Co Founder

Dwill Cofer

Lead Volunteer

Make Memories Matter