The Cornucopia Committee Inc.

Raising funds for the prevention and treatment of child abuse since 1963

Our Mission Statement

The Cornucopia Committee Inc. is a registered charity and leader in the field of fundraising for the prevention of child abuse and consists of a dedicated group of volunteers working to raise money for child protection and associated issues. The funds are raised by organising interesting and exciting functions while relying on some generous donors and sponsors to support our team so we may donate to various groups combating the scourge of child abuse including:

To date we have raised several million dollars in our battle against child abuse. The abuse of children is a secret evil which makes fundraising more difficult.

We ask you to spread the word amongst family and friends about the valuable work the Cornucopia Committee is doing in raising funds for this most important child protection issue which is often neglected in general society.

We are delighted to announce that on Australia Day 2016, Dorothy Ryan, President of the Cornucopia Committee was recognised with the Order of Australia, for her significant contribution to the prevention and treatment of child abuse.

The Committee is immensely proud of this achievement and with your ongoing help and support we will steadfastly continue with this important work.



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Raising funds for the prevention and treatment of child abuse since 1963
Patron: Her Excellency The Honorable Margaret Beazley AO, QC Governor of NSW

1st June, 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Cornucopia Committee

As most of you would know, the committee’s main fund raiser has been the Annual Race Day, held at Royal Randwick Race Course, without exception, for over 60 years. For obvious reasons we had to cancel the function which was to have been held on the 23rd May this year. We are, as a committee, terribly upset as our fundraising efforts for this year look as though they will be curtailed completely, and we will therefore not be in a position to make our usual donations to the Child Protection Units and CAPS, who rely on our help. We were sorry to disappoint our guests as well, many of whom have been attending Race Day for as long as some committee members. It is all out of our hands, and we will have to hope that next year will be free of the dreadful threat the pandemic poses, and we can plan some wonderful events for 2021.

The committee wishes you all good health, and the strength to get through this distressing time without too much strain. We look forward to seeing you some time in the near future.

If any of you would like to make a donation to our very important cause please ring Sue Beston at 0410 423 437 and she will give you the bank account details, and make sure you get a tax deductible receipt. We do not have any overheads, so any donations will remain in our bank account until we have enough to distribute to the Child Protection Units at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Randwick, The Royal Hospital for Woman Randwick, Royal North Shore Hospital, and the Child Abuse Prevention Service.

With very best wishes from us to you,

The Cornucopia Committee

  • Maureen Thornett
  • Moya Crowley
  • Pam Downie
  • Trish Mortlock
  • Julie Steel
  • Sue Beston
  • Sophie Morris
  • Sue Smith
  • Debra Lebreux
  • Ann Meagher
  • Lyn Smith
  • Ellen Klees
  • Michele Peters
  • Brook Smith
  • Karlene Jaeger
  • Rosemary Mula
  • Colette Wilsher