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.

 

GO EMILY!!!!!!!
Team Fight for Connar is so proud of you 💙

Emily’s Fight Against Clear Cell Meningioma Stage II
Walking for the first time outside of hydrotherapy @ her walking frame trail
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Today marks 141 days in hospital for our little sweet pea.
I’ve been extremely lazy in keeping you’s updated my apologies.
In the last few weeks Emily has celebrated her 11th Birthday in hospital she did also get the opportunity to have her very own birthday party in the starlight room where 20 children that are her friends and family came along to celebrate.
Emily has started hydrotherapy and loves it, it was the first time she walked since surgery in October.
Emily has had a walking frame trial and managed to walk an amazing 12 meters. This frame will mostly be used around the house and still use her electric wheelchair out and about.
Emily is now standing by herself with no equipment help and is also starting to learn how to pivot from her chair to another spot. This will aid her return home a lot easier on us.
Today it’s Emily’s second last day of radiation and tomorrow she will of completed her 34th session. During radiation Emily has only had every few side affects. She will tell you she isn’t tired but has been falling asleep a lot earlier then before. Not as tired as most ppl as they normally sleep during the day but not this chicken. She had one morning of feeling ill. She also has had some hair loss that she is unaware of as she has to have her hair the same way each day so the mask fits her plates cover the hair loss behind her right ear.
She is having a one arm manual wheelchair trail this week so we can have a backup chair if the electric one fails and in most cases on the weekends we take her out in her manual chair to get into places like family houses that have a stair or two.
Emily house renovations are well underway they started last weekend rewiring the entire house and this weekend started the widening doorways, adding floorboards in bedrooms, smashing out the old existing bathroom, installing air cons & painting its all finally starting to come together and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and closer we just can’t wait to see Emily’s face they day she gets to go home.
Emily will return in two months from radiation for another MRI to see how her treatment has worked or not and go from there.
Thankyou to everyone who has supported us along our journey of #beingemilyhome we couldn’t of done it without you all.
The end is almost here!!
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2 days ago

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So it has really been a busy weekend for Team F4C.

Follow our journey by liking our page, tagging your friends and checking out the photos.

#bringemilyhome will be a huge reveal and we are super excited for Emily and her family. 💙💙💙
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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

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