By Vanessa Cavasinni, editor Australian Hotelier

Public House Management Group (PHMG) have continued their charitable efforts, raising $135,000 for The Royal Hospital for Women’s Newborn Care Centre, at a Ladies Luncheon held last week at Bistro Moncur in the Woollahra Hotel.

The event was hosted by Harriet Waugh (pictured left) of Public House Management Group, with TV personality Karl Stefanovic as MC. Guest speakers including Kellie Hush (pictured centre), editor of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, and chef Guillaume Brahimi, who also created a three-course meal for the event.

Donations were mainly raised through a charity auction that included such unique prizes as a dinner party for 10 in the winner’s home, with the meal cooked by Brahimi; a trip for two to Aspen, Colorado with flights, accommodation, lift passes and ski hire; and a luxury twilight cruise of Sydney Harbour, with cocktails made by PHMG’s group bar manager Kurtis Boseley, with catering by Bistro Moncur.

The funds were raised for The Royal Hospital for Women’s Newborn Care Centre, which delivers over 4200 babies each year, and cares for more than 600 premature and critical babies every year.

Catherine Oates (pictured right), CEO of the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, was grateful for the assistance of PHMG.

“We are delighted to partner with businesses in our community such as Bistro Moncur to showcase and share with the public the extraordinary work and care provided by The Royal – something that many women in our community have experienced first-hand. This year The Royal Hospital for Women is celebrating 150 years dedicated to women.”

Waugh was delighted with the luncheon, and how the funds raised will enhance treatment and care at the Newborn care Unit.

“Our Bistro Moncur ladies luncheon was a tremendous success and PHMG looks forward to purchasing $135,000 worth of lifesaving equipment for the Newborn Care Unit,” she stated.

“Our family was personally aided by the hospital and we will forever be grateful for the care, compassion and dedication shown by the community of doctors, nurses and volunteers at the RHW.”

The fundraiser was the second held by PHMG in just over a month, with its Rugby Luncheon raising $125,000 for Sydney Children’s Hospital.

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