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Applications invited for 2021 Round 2 funding

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

The James Macready-Bryan (JMB) Foundation will receive applications until 31 Oct 2021 for the next round of funding for eligible young people with an acquired brain injury, to support their specific needs. Why have an applications process? The JMB Foundation was formed in 2007 by parents known to the family of James Macready-Bryan – JMB…. Read more »

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Our first Art Auction

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

The talented artist Isabel Koslowsky kindly donated Before the Fire in JMBF’s first art auction. Held on Instagram the painting’s auction was shared, and the winner announced, on May 23rd. The winner Clare Shiell and the artist, Isabel have long been supporters of JMBF and were delighted to be involved in this first for JMBF.

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Introducing the new Chair

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

JMB Foundation would like to welcome Elizabeth Rule our recently elected Chair. Elizabeth is a Senior Communications and Stakeholder Relations Advisor at Level Crossing Removal Authority. She brings her communications expertise to the JMB Foundation, along with a fresh, younger viewpoint. Elizabeth is a long time is a friend of James and the Macready-Bryan family.

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Helping Angelo’s speech

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Angelo Polazzon lives in a group home with two other residents in East Kew. His wife Linda and their twins live close by in the family home. In 2014, 48-year old Angelo had a bicycle accident with a jogger that resulted in an acquired brain injury. He requires assistance with personal care, activities and communication…. Read more »

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Melbourne Marathon Saturday Dec 11th and Sunday Dec 12th

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

The 2021 Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival will be with us again on Saturday, Dec 11th and Sunday, December 12th. This is your chance to support JMB Foundation and run for those who can’t. Early bird registration closes Oct 12th, so why not register now?. Many have been running every year since JMBF was founded, and… Read more »

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A letter from the Chair

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Dear Supporters, I hope you and your families are well. 2020 has been a challenging year for all but the JMB Foundation continues to provide financial assistance to those people who apply through our bi-annual grant system. The money they receive helps pay for care needs such as extra therapy hours, special equipment, home modifications… Read more »

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The Foundation’s News in 2020

Monday, December 7th, 2020

This year, through your generous support, JMB Foundation has been able to help young people with an acquired brain injury live better lives. Here are some of JMB Foundation’s community stories. Helping Sam gain more independence 11-year-old Sam Moloney lives at home in Rutherglen, Victoria with his family. He received funding from the JMB Foundation… Read more »

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Thinking about tax time?

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

It’s that time again … receipts, filing, and a desk full of paperwork! If this is the time of year when you also consider a contribution to one of your favourite causes, we would ask you to think about the work of the JMB Foundation. Generous donations such as yours allowed us to provide more… Read more »

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Living in lockdown with an ABI: a letter from Robyn Brewin

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Hi everyone I am writing this to let you know how James is and what has been happening in his life lately. Living in the new Covid-19 world is challenging for everyone and it is particularly difficult for those with profound disabilities such as James and all the people he lives with in his shared… Read more »

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Introducing John

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

John is a litigation lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and has been friends with James since they started year 7 together at Carey Grammar in 1999. He is a former director and treasurer of Step Back Think, an organisation closely aligned with the JMB Foundation, and brings to the Foundation his experience in institutional and… Read more »

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