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Another Gold Sponsor! Thanks Roberts Pizzarotti.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

We're delighted to announce that Roberts Pizzarotti has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for 'A Bloody Great Night Out!'. That's $10,000 towards the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Cancer Centre, Concord Hospital - so that more patients with blood cancer can participate in clinical trials and have a greater hope for a cure.

Roberts Pizzarotti is the main works contractor for Stage 1 of the Concord Hospital Redevelopment. The Stage 1 project will build on the hospital’s history and architectural significance to deliver a state-of-the-art clinical services building, increasing the hospital’s inpatient and outpatient capacity and deliver the Rusty Priest Centre for Rehabilitation and Aged Care. It will also deliver a comprehensive cancer centre and Australia’s first National Centre for Veterans' Healthcare to support the health and well-being of veterans’ and their families.

Find out more: https://www.robertspizzarotti.com

Raffle Ticket Sunday! Happy Fathers' Day

Sunday, September 01, 2019

We hope you all had a wonderful Fathers' Day! Susan MacGregor and Marie Piccin - our Bloody Great Committee members - spent the morning at Concord Rotary Farmer's Market meeting the locals and selling our raffle tickets.

With $10,000 worth of prizes and tickets only $5 each, what's to lose? And you'll be supporting a bloody great cause too! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, you can do so online.

You've got to be in it to win it! Winners will be drawn at 'A Bloody Great Night Out!' on Friday 25 October. Funds go to towards to the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Hospital.

Thanks Susan and Marie - and thanks to Concord Rotary Club for your support! Not only did you welcome us to your Markets - your egg and bacon rolls are divine!

The Bloody Great Committee is counting down!

Friday, August 30, 2019

With two months to go until A Bloody Great Night Out!, The Bloody Great Committee is counting down!


Watch the video to meet some of our Committee members and find out why you should come along on Friday 25 October. It's going to be a bloody great night out!

Starring: Marie PiccinJudith TrotmanIlona CunninghamSusan MacGregorLara MeliRosanna CampisiChristian Bracci and Nat Bongiorno! Script, direction and edit by Christina Efthymiades.


What a bunch of great sports!

More support for blood cancer patients

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Chair of The Bloody Great Committee Marie Piccin was delighted to present a cheque for $3,401.79 to the Head of Concord Hospital's Haematology Department Prof Judith Trotman last week. These funds will enable more blood cancer patients to participate in the world-leading clinical trials at Concord Hospital and give them greater hope for a cure.

The cheque was for the balance of The Bloody Great Committee's bank account, which will now be closed following the establishment of Foundation for a Bloody Great Cause Limited, which has its own new bank accounts to support its fundraising activities.

Thanks to everyone who contributed towards this latest donation to the Haematology Clinical Research Unit at Concord Hospital through your donations and attending our fundraising events. We couldn't do it without you!

With thanks to our hard working volunteers - Ferragosto Five Dock

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ferragosto Five Dock was a fabulous opportunity to spread the word about 'A Bloody Great Night Out!', our bloody great cause and sell our raffle tickets. And what a success it was, meeting so many wonderful people from all over Sydney yesterday. Our sincere thanks to all our hard working volunteers for their time and enthusiasm.

We're sure you'll agree that our t-shirts with our Foundation logo looked sensational! Many thanks to Damien and Gabrielle Berridge from Sinalli Sports for donating the t-shirts to support our work.

Sinalli Sports is a family owned business and a leading sportwear manufacturer, specialising in custom teamwear for Rugby League, Soccer, Cricket and many other sporting codes. Thanks Sinalli!

Don't forget you can buy raffle tickets online - there are more than $10,000 worth of prizes to be won. So what are you waiting for?

In Memory of James Woo

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Earlier this week Dion Woo caught up with Prof Judith Trotman, Head of Haematology at Concord Hospital, to present a cheque for $5,300. Dion's father James passed away recently and these funds were collected from family and friends at his funeral in his memory.

James was treated for his Leukaemia and was cared for at Concord Haematology, Concord Hospital and Dion and his family wanted to recognise this by raising funds for Concord's world-leading blood cancer clinical trials. This is in addition to the $2,697 they raised for our cause in September last year, through a Linfluencer event fundraiser.

Our sincere condolences to the Woo family at the sad loss of James. Thank you for your generosity towards our important cause, which will give more patients hope for a cure.

Leading Patients to Concord Hospital

Monday, August 05, 2019

Yesterday, Channel 10 put a spotlight on a fantastic App called ClinTrialRefer, which helps doctors connect patients with clinical trials. It's what led John Sutherland, a sheep farmer from Jerilderie NSW, to Concord Hospital to participate in a clinical trial for his rare blood cancer - Hairy Cell Leukaemia.

John said - "Two pills, twice a day. My bloods are improving still after 12 months and there we are."

John's wife added - "Really, it's saved his life!"

This is another fantastic example of how the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Hospital are saving lives and giving patients hope for a cure!

Watch the story now...

More than $10,000 worth of prizes to be won!

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Want the opportunity to plan your own holiday adventure with a $5,000 travel voucher? Or the chance to win luxury jewellery, a food safari, shopping experience, technology or mini-escape?


Then buy your raffle tickets online now and support the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Hospital. Tickets $5 each.


With our sincere thanks to our generous prize donors!


1. Travel Adventure: plan your own holiday adventure to the value of $5,000! Your travel dreams really can come true with this Premium Holidays Gift Certificate. Value: $5,000. (Conditions apply). Donated by Foundation for a Bloody Great Cause.

2. Stunning Jewellery: white baroque freshwater pearl necklace with a rhodium plated Bowerhaus charm, presented in a signature velvet box. Value: $2,200. Donated by Bowerhaus.

3. Local Restaurant Safari: Gift Vouchers from popular local restaurants - Angelo's Cabarita ($200), Oliveto Ristorante e Bar , Rhodes ($200), Ecco Ristorante, Drummoyne ($200), Vela Dining & Bar, Cabarita ($200), Da Tortelli, Mortlake ($100) and Espresso Organica, Concord ($100). Value: $1,000.(Conditions apply). Donated by each of the restaurants featured.

4. Canberra Escape: one night’s stay in a Superior King Room at Avenue Hotel Canberra, including breakfast for two and a $150 credit for Marble and Grain, the hotel’s onsite stylish European steakhouse-inspired gastro-pub. Value: $826. (Conditions apply). Donated by Capital Hotel Group.

5. For Tech Lovers: Microsoft Surface Go 64GB Tablet for laptop performance with tablet portability, along with a Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover for a full keyboard experience. Value: $650. Donated by Laconic PR + Communications and Christina Efthymiades.

6. Shopping Spree: $500 Westfield Gift Card - spoil yourself with some retail therapy. Value: $500. (Conditions apply). Donated by Ray Bechara.

To be drawn at A Bloody Great Night Out! on Friday 25 October 2019 at Le Montage, 38 Frazer Street, Lilyfield. Winning ticket numbers to be published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 1 November 2019 and on our website.

Good luck!

We're excited to announce Foundation for a Bloody Great Cause’s inaugural donors – Rodger and Robin Robertson. 


Their generous donation of $10,000 towards the Foundation and its fundraising for the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Cancer Centre, Concord Hospital is so gratefully appreciated. It ensures we’re off to a bloody great start towards or initial fundraising target of $150,000!


This donation means that more people with blood cancers can participate in these clinical trials and have hope for a cure and a better quality of life, through innovative medicines which are not yet publicly available. 


Rodger has been living with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) since 2001 - a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. He is pictured here with his wife Robin, celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Japan earlier this year, where they enjoyed their honeymoon in 1969! Congratulations on this amazing milestone and our sincere thanks for your support for our blood great cause.


Rodger has generously shared his personal story with us, to help raise awareness about the important role of clinical research in the successful treatment of blood cancer.

Thanks Mr Mayor for supporting our bloody great cause!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Members of The Bloody Great Committee with thrilled to catch up with Cr Angelo Tsirekas, Mayor of City of Canada Bay at the presentation of Council's Community Grants last night. 


We are so very grateful for Council's contribution of $5,000 to support the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Cancer Centre, Concord Hospital - $2,500 towards 'A Bloody Great Night Out!' on Friday 25 October and $2,500 towards our 2020 International Women's Day breakfast! 


Council's ongoing encouragement and financial support for our work over the years has been so greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Photo: The Mayor Cr Angelo Tsirekas, Canada Bay's Australia Day Citizen of the Year Joseph Assaf and Members of The Bloody Great Committee - Nat Bongiorno, Rosanna Campisi, Marie Piccin and Christian Bracci.

Gold Sponsor confirmed! Thanks Deicorp.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Deicorp has been confirmed as one of our Gold Sponsors for A Bloody Great Night Out! in 2019! We are delighted to have them on board for the first time and sincerely thank Fouad Deiri for getting behind our bloody great cause!

Founded in 1999, Deicorp has been operating as a privately-owned property development and construction group for residential, commercial and retail real estate. Deicorp has developed and worked on more than 6,000 apartments, 110,000s qm of retail/commercial suites and has more than $1.5 billion of work in the pipeline. 

Logo for our Foundation!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

At last night's Board Meeting, the logo for Foundation for a Bloody Great Cause was endorsed. Thanks Berny Bacic and The Burrow Group for continuing on this journey with us. The Burrow Group created the branding for A Bloody Great Night Out! on a pro bono basis in 2013 and has supported us ever since.


The Foundation logo sits perfectly with the A Bloody Great Night Out! logo and we couldn't be happier with it! Another major milestone for our brand new Foundation...

Platinum Sponsor confirmed! Thanks John Hill & Co

Thursday, May 16, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that John Hill & Co will be the Platinum Sponsor for 2019! Sam and Nicola Hill have been long term supporters of A Bloody Great Night Out! and we sincerely thank them for their generosity. Their support means that even more blood cancer patients can participate in clinical trials and have hope for a cure.

John Hill & Co specialises in commercial and industrial real estate, including sales and leasing of retail, industrial and commercial properties, commercial property management and strata property management. Thanks for being #bloodygreathelper.

Getting down to business - opening our Foundation's bank account!

Monday, May 06, 2019

Today our newly minted Foundation for a Bloody Great Cause got down to business - opening our bank account! Members of the Board and the Company Secretary were there to complete this very important task to support our future fundraising. Thanks to Commonwealth Bank Majors Bay Road Concord staff for their assistance with this important task - we hope to be seeing you regularly with lots of funds to bank for the Foundation and our bloody great cause!

We look forward to seeing the dollars rolling in for the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Cancer Centre Concord Hospital. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible - so stay tuned for details of our donations platform! We'll let you know when it's ready so that you can show your support...

Foundation for a Bloody Great Cause launched!

Monday, April 22, 2019

With Sydney Local Health District's endorsement and support, Foundation for a Bloody Great Cause Limited was established on 29 March 2019.


The Foundation was created to further the objectives of The Bloody Great Committee, which has been fundraising for the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Cancer Centre, Concord Hospital since 2013.

The Board of Directors:

  • Marie Piccin - Chair

  • Christina Efthymiades

  • Susan MacGregor

  • Mary Nassibian

  • Steven Nassibian

  • Prof Judith Trotman

  • A/Prof Ilona Cunningham

Company Secretary - Rosanna Campisi
Treasurer - Paul Dovico

This photo was taken at the first Board meeting which was held on Tuesday 23 April 2019 - and the joy in relation to this important milestone is clear!

Our gratitude and thanks goes to James Campisi, Gilbert + Tobin, for undertaking all the related legal work on our behalf pro-bono. His tireless work and dedication helped turn our dream of a Foundation for our bloody great cause into our new reality. Our fundraising journey continues. Let the fun begin!

$5,000 for our bloody great cause!

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Members of The Bloody Great Committee were thrilled to be presented with a cheque for $5,000 yesterday, at the annual Italian-Australian Community Charity Lunch, raising funds for the work of the Father Atanasio Gonelli Charitable Fund.


This generous donation will go towards the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at Concord Hospital and help even more patients with blood cancer access life-saving medicines. Thanks so much to the Board of Father Atanasio Gonelli Charitable Fund for your ongoing support for our work - it is sincerely appreciated. And congratulations on a wonderful event!

Merry Christmas and a bloody great new year!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

With our heartfelt wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and a bloody great new year in 2019!

Thank you for your enormous generosity and assistance, which has helped us raise almost $400,000 to date, transforming the lives of hundreds of patients with life-threatening blood cancers. All proceeds from our fundraising efforts go towards the world-leading blood cancer clinical trials at the Haematology Clinical Research Unit at Concord Hospital.



A Bloody Great Night Out! – Friday 25 October


Warm regards 

The Bloody Great Committee

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