Hunter Children’s Research Foundation was formed in 1996 to raise much needed funds for research into children’s terminal and debilitating illnesses. HCRF works in association with HMRI and affiliated with HNEkidshealth – Children Young People and Families. Its work is overseen by an independent committee, the Children Young People and Families Research Executive.

Money raised in the Hunter by HCRF stays in the Hunter to establish new and continue existing research projects in such areas as asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and sleep disorders – illnesses that can affect any family at any time.

HCRF aims to provide funds for essential research equipment, employ research support staff and fund research grants for new and ongoing research.

The JSA Group is a proud supporter of HCRF through its Co-founder and Chair – Janelle Shakespeare.