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.



Dollars Raised


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!



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.


2 weeks ago

Fight for Connar

This time of year can be especially hard for people who have lost loved ones. This is a great reminder that you don't need to side-step the conversation. Recall a loving memory - or, even better, ask the person to tell you one of theirs! 💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Fight for Connar


Fight for Connar has worked with many families staying at our local 'Ronnie's House' and this place is a vital resource for keeping families together when they need it most.

You can show your support this McHappy day by:
❤ Purchasing a Big Mac 🍔
❤ Picking up a pair of Silly Socks 🧦 or Helping Hand 🖐🏽
❤ Grabbing a bottle of limited edition Big Mac Sauce
Or by making a donation
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  • 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. …

Our Volunteers

Matt Tyrgiryn

Co Founder

Jenny Farare

Co Founder

Dwill Cofer

Lead Volunteer

Make Memories Matter