Bayfield Hotels raises $3m for Children’s Cancer Institute

16 August, 2019 by Craig Hawtin-Butcher

Family run Northern Beaches-based Hotel Group Bayfield Hotels continues stellar charity work.

Bayfield Hotels played host to the annual Bayfield Liquor Industry Charity Luncheon this month at the Belrose Hotel, raising a record $214,656 by auction for the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI), bringing the total funds raised to date to $3,088,811.

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Bayfield Hotels COO Kaine Bayfield confirmed the CCI is a charity close to the Bayfields’ hearts, having pledged the role of benefactor when publican and CEO Wayne Bayfield was first introduced to the charity in 2000.

Guests were encouraged to dig deep during the subsequent auction, which saw everything from media packages, Vintec wine fridges, holidays, and even a private stash of Penfolds Grange up for auction. Hosted by Wayne and Kaine Bayfield, guests included longstanding local partners.

Bayfield COO Kaine Bayfield confirmed all of the monies raised will go straight to the Children’s Cancer Institute to support their research.

The CCI Australia, now in its third decade, is the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer. Chief Speaker Professor Michelle Haber of the institute spoke to attendees about the newly trialled and ground-breaking “Experimental Therapeutics Program,” which has been developed to achieve more effective and bespoke targeted treatment for Neuroblastoma (one of the most common forms of tumour presented by sufferers of childhood cancer).

“We quickly identified a shortfall between what the government funds in terms of monetary support,” says Wayne Bayfield, “and what the CCI requires in order to effectively contribute to the life-saving work they provide to children and families in need. It is an honour to support our charities and local communities wherever we can, and this is one we are very passionate about.”

“Our hope is that all Childhood cancers will one day be a thing of the past” says Wayne, “it’s not a case of IF, but with continued support and funding, it’s just a matter of WHEN”.