Supporting HMRI’s medical research to improve lives

 The Greater Charitable Foundation’s support has enabled HMRI to open the clinical trial internationally to over 400 participants. The results from this will directly benefit the recovery of stroke survivors.

Making life-changing recoveries possible

Fiona’s post-stroke fatigue made even simple tasks like cooking impossible.

Greater Charitable Foundation’s long term support funded HMRI’s ‘Modafinil therapy’ trial, which has dramatically improved her quality of life.

HMRI Research Impact

This trial, the first of its kind, has demonstrated that post-stroke fatigue is significantly reduced after 6 weeks of modafinil therapy. 

Patients also reported a significant improvement in their quality of life through improvements in their energy, mobility and thinking. Reduced fatigue also resulted in one-quarter of our study participants seeking to return to work.  

Our Partners

Find out more about our current Foundation partners and their funded programs -

  • Clontarf Foundation

    Improving the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem & employment prospects of young Aboriginal men.

  • Hunter Medical Research Institute

    Supporting medical research into stroke treatment and rehabilitation.

  • McGrath Foundation

    Supporting a McGrath Breast Care Nurse to help improve the outcomes for people diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • OzHarvest

    Supporting a skill development and employment pathway program for disadvantaged young people, families, men and women.

  • University of Newcastle

    The world’s first father-focused obesity prevention program for preschool-aged children, providing fathers with the knowledge, parenting skills and motivation to improve their health and become healthy role models for their children.

  • Cancer Patients Foundation

    Giving people diagnosed with cancer the skills & knowledge to help manage the side effects of their treatment in a way that enables them to retain their confidence through the Look Good Feel Better workshops.

  • Children's Hospital Foundation QLD

    Supporting the Child Life Therapy program at Gold Coast University Hospital to help counteract the fears, misconceptions and anxiety that hospital experiences can provoke for children.

  • National Centre for Childhood Grief

    Supporting an intensive workshop on ‘Children’s Grief’ for school counsellors in the Hunter Region and the distribution of ‘Grief Resource Packs’ to support bereaved children and their families.