McCabe Curwood continues strong ties with Youngcare

Sydney, 26 September 2019: Youngcare’s annual long lunch held at Catalina in Rose Bay on 5 September 2019, raised over $100,000 – an increase of more than $40,000 from 2018 – to support and facilitate programs aimed at addressing the housing crisis faced by many young Australians with high care needs.


Senior Associate at McCabe Curwood, Helen McHugh, is a member of the Youngcare team. She said: "It was an absolutely gorgeous day, a gorgeous venue and a fabulous event, to which McCabe Curwood pledged $2,000 to the cause.

"Sylvia Jeffreys, Youngcare ambassador and Channel 9 journalist and presenter, MC'd the event. The event was attended by a number of Youngcare's corporate partners and a good dose of celebrities and socialites."

Among the guest speakers was Dr. Justin Yerbury, which Ms McHugh called a "highlight". Despite Motor Neurone Disease limiting him in both communication and movement, he continues his biological research, and gave an incredibly inspirational speech at the long lunch event.

"We also heard from Anthony Ryan, CEO of Youngcare. Anthony is an amazing speaker. He is so passionate about the work that Youngcare does; he inspires people to make a change." said Ms McHugh.

Corporate Challenges are events hosted by Youngcare. Participants take part in extreme and physically demanding activities, for example, The Ubuntu Trek in Africa that took place earlier this month, to raise funds and awareness for young people with disabilities.

The next Corporate Challenge will the Masai Mara trek, which Principal Benjamin Karalus from McCabe Curwood is set to participate in, with a goal to raise (and exceed) the $10,000 fundraising target.

Shortly, McCabe Curwood staff and students from Leumeah High School, located in Sydney's South-West, that are participating in the firms' Law Firms Encouraging Promising Students (LEAPS) program, will work together with Youngcare to produce a series of Christmas Hampers to be gifted to young Aussies in need of Youngcare's assistance.

McCabe Curwood looks forward to further developing the relationship with Youngcare in the coming months.

For more information about the McCabe Curwood CSR program, please contact Helen McHugh at