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Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia

Our Partners and Patrons

The Children's Tumour Foundation collaborates with organisations across all spectrums of business who seek to share our commitment in assisting and supporting families impacted by Neurofibromatosis (NF). We are grateful for their support and being a valued part of the NF community, where brand enhancement, engagement of staff and being acknowledged as a socially responsible organisation are wholeheartedly embraced.



Community Bank Darling Square

Community Bank Darling Square are committed to growing our support and advocacy services nationally. As a community bank, they know how important it is to invest in services that create meaningful change for families impacted by neurofibromatosis, so we are incredibly proud to have them as a partner.

Morgans Foundation

Morgans Foundation is a long-standing partner of the CTF and is Australia’s largest national full-service stockbroking and wealth management network. They have been active supporters of the CTF for the past three years, providing donations and encouraging staff participation in our various fundraising initiatives (among a workforce of 950 people), dollar matching whatever is raised and promoting our message of hope to their network.  

Whiteley Corporation

Whiteley Corporation has been partnering with the CTF for more than eight years and sponsor of the 2020 NF Symposium. They are a leading global innovator in medical and industrial cleaning products and committed to world leading research and innovative product development in the field of hygiene, cleaning and infection control products. They are currently very active in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.


Kidstuff joined us as a partner in 2022, initially as part of our NF Awareness Month campaign. Store across the country sold NF ribbons and accepted donations, which were matched by Kidstuff. This is just the start of our partnership with this wonderful, family-owned business. 

PBK Management

PBK Management has been a partner of the CTF for over four years. PBK is a contract consultancy firm specialising in Procurement, Project and Commercial Management of large projects such as M5 East Motorway, Epping – Chatswood Rail Link and WestConnex.   


Co-owners of InsituGroup, Oliver and Brooke Smith, were first introduced to the CTF by attending a Cupid’s Undie Run in Melbourne in support of family friends. From humble beginnings, they became active community fundraisers and are now valued corporate partner, supporting the CTF on several new initiatives in Melbourne where they are located. Specialising in retail, commercial and hospitality construction, Insitu provide their clients with a quality “concept to completion” approach.

Jufran Investments

Jufran Investments and their owners, Eddie and Melanie Listorti have been involved with the CTF for over a decade. Jufran manages a portfolio of property and technology assets and was established in 2016.

Gresham Partners

Gresham Partners has supported the CTF for over seven years and is the leading independent Australian-owned advisory and funds management business, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Gresham is focused on achieving superior financial outcomes for our clients across Corporate Advisory, Funds Management, Property and Capital Solutions.

Essential Energy

The Children's Tumour Foundation have been supported by the Essential Energy Giving Program since 2017 as a matched giving partner. Their generosity has ensured that every dollar donated by an employee is matched dollar-for-dollar.



  • Syd Stass Perpetuity Fund / LATMA Australia
  • The Finger Family Foundation


  • Rotary Club of Five Dock  
  • Canada Bay Council
  • Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club


Our partners play a significant role in helping us continue working towards our goal — to Conquer NF.

An integral part of our efforts is to reach as many Australians as possible to create awareness of the impact of Neurofibromatosis, and how this could affect anyone, at any time.

Partners share our vision, provide vital financial support, in-kind goods and services (and sometimes even personnel resources) to help us create powerful awareness campaigns and support services.


Together we can raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis, providing a pathway from fear to hope for NF Heroes and their families. We work together to improve diagnosis and life outcomes while also providing support for those who live with this devastating condition every day.


Alicia Loxley, Patron | Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia

Alicia Loxley

The Children's Tumour Foundation (CTF) would like to publicly recognise and thank its Patron Alicia Loxley for her commitment.

Alicia is a Melbourne-based journalist and is currently the weekend anchor for Nine News and host of Nine’s 4 pm news bulletins.

Alicia's career began at the ABC in radio, which took her to Perth for five years where she became the lead anchor for ABC TV News. She also hosted the State-wide Drive program on ABC Local Radio. 

After returning to Melbourne as a reporter for Nine News, she again relocated to Sydney to join the Today Show team. 

Alicia has had a box seat to the biggest news stories of the past decade. She led Channel Nine’s Black Saturday bushfires coverage in 2009, was a key member of the network’s Olympics team in London, and co-hosted Victoria Decides 2014 and 2018. She’s regularly hosted the Today Show and was a reporter for Channel Nine’s Inside Story.

Alicia is also an ambassador for the Lighthouse Foundation and My Room Children’s Cancer Charity.

Alicia is an ideal person with whom to discuss ways the CTF can engage media and raise the profile of Neurofibromatosis with the general public. 

In May 2021, Alicia interviewed NF Hero and CTF Intern, Jasmine Le Tisser, for NF Awareness Month on Nine's 4 pm news. 

honorary LIFE PATRON

John Hughes 

John has been the heart and soul of Children’s Tumour Foundation (CTF) for over 10 years. In late 2019, John retired from his position as Chairman to help care for his wife Robyn and father-in-law Tom. In recognition of the decade of support and commitment to the organisation, John was awarded the CTF’s first Honorary Life Member Patron award.

It is safe to say that John has played a pivotal role in making the CTF what it is today. From a small organisation struggling to survive to one that now provides an extensive range of national services and supports specialised clinics in four major hospitals. John has always gone above and beyond for the NF community and with Robyn has personally co-funded with the Listorti family, an entire specialist NF clinic, the ‘Centre for Translational Research and Complex Care’ at Royal North Shore Hospital.

John’s wealth of knowledge and personal commitment enabled CTF to grow and provide a national service that assists some 10,000 Australians impacted by Neurofibromatosis each year. John’s inspiration came from his mum Shirley suffering with NF and it leading to her death. His work is as a legacy to her and all those others who suffer from and are impacted by NF.

His work has brought an entire community out of the shadows, creating an organisation that “celebrates difference” and “acceptance” whilst also providing critically important support services.

Thanks to John, the CTF has built a safe environment for the NF Community where they can build connections, increase wellbeing, and reduce the incidence of social isolation.

Robyn has worked closely alongside John and has also been a tremendous contributor to the organisation with countless hours of volunteering and providing shared services support. Together they have been the major benefactors to the organisation as well as being the key fundraisers.

Without John, wonderfully supported by Robyn, the CTF would not be where it is today, and we hope to continue to build on the legacy they have created and one day conquer NF.

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