30 July 2016

Our Work in Action

TNA Association

For John Godwin, Foundation board member, a standout moment has been the outstanding results achieved through the Foundation’s ongoing support of TNA Australia.

“I have worked closely with TNA Australia, and those who suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia, since 2014. To see the true impact of the Foundation’s support is remarkable – we really are making a positive difference. I have been personally contacted by sufferers who want to thank the Foundation for providing hope in their lives.”

“To be able to help others and put them in a better position, emotionally or financially, that’s a really powerful experience,” he said.

$50,000 was initially donated to TNA Australia in 2014 for their national conference, the first donation made by the Foundation. The donation reduced participant fees and resulted in a record attendance at the conference. Since then, the Foundation has donated $30,000 for world-first research projects in the field.

“I am personally so touched by the commitment of the Cromwell community, particularly staff who consistently dedicate time and resources to organising and participating in creative fundraising events like The State of Origin Cycling Challenge and Destination Outback which have a huge and lasting impact.”

“In the coming year we aim to get investors and suppliers more involved and take the Foundation’s level of support to greater heights.”

Australian Liver Foundation

Liver cancer affects more than six million Australians and is the second largest cause of cancer death world-wide. By 2030, it is estimated this number will grow to over eight million Australians affected.

Due to its lack of symptoms, liver cancer is usually detected at a very late stage. The liver can regenerate itself if the cancer is detected early enough but current detection methods provide a poor indication of cancer presence or are highly invasive procedures.

Dr Richard Skoien of QIMR-Berghofer Medical Research Institute & Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) thanked the Cromwell Foundation for their generous donation and their ongoing support.

“This crucial funding will progress the development of the diagnostic and expand our testing to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane,” Mr Skoien said.

“Early detection is essential in treating liver cancer – the funding from the Cromwell Foundation takes us one step closer to finding a solution.”

Donations to the Cromwell Foundation of more than $2 are tax deductible. To donate or seek more information, visit www.cromwellfoundation.org.au.

Originally published in the Cromwell Property Group's 2016 Sustainability Report