Partnering with Ronald McDonald House this Christmas
What a year 2020 has been – one like no other. It has shown us not to take anything for granted, to share joy when times are good and to provide encouragement and comfort when times are challenging.
At Avery, we are very grateful to be on this journey with you.
Watch Avery's Christmas message to our community below:
This Christmas, as our gift to the community and way of thanking you for your support, we will be providing much needed funds to Ronald McDonald House by sponsoring a room (Room 5) for families to stay while their sick child is receiving treatment at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital. This sponsorship helps to keep the room in great condition for every family that stays.
If you’re interested in joining with us to help our Newcastle community in this way, you can also make a donation to Ronald McDonald House by clicking here.
We wish you a safe and happy festive season.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF)
We have chosen a local charity to partner with, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF). The MHF is a not for profit organisation formed in Newcastle by Mark and Kirralee Hughes following Mark's diagnosis with Brain Cancer in 2013. Mark is a well-known and highly respected former Newcastle Knights Rugby League player, business and community identity who is undergoing treatment to fight brain cancer.
Plastic Surgeons do not treat brain cancer but can perform Plastic Surgery when there are wounds to the scalp from surgery to remove tumours that have not healed adequately.
We have been involved in fundraising activities, some of these included Dr Avery running the Sydney Blackmores Marathon, and donating funds from our Art Exhibition in 2017. Another way we support the MHF is by making a monetary donation for every patient we operate on. Thank you for helping us support a local charity tackle a disease that impacts people across the globe.
Supporting Local Artists
Avery supports the local art community by providing a gallery space for artists from the Hunter region to exhibit and sell their work.
We have a stable of artists who have preferred styles including abstract, landscapes, illustrations, printmaking, and sculpture.
The art displayed in our gallery has been provided by the artists without restriction by us and with our full support. We assist the artists with hanging their work and a full track system has been installed around the Practice to enable the art to be moved and replaced regularly. Avery does not receive commission for any art sold.
Newcastle is our home and we feel privileged to support our local community in this way. We hope you enjoy being surrounded by art as much as we do.