Meet Dr Andrew Browning AM – Fundraising Dinners 

The Chairman and the Board of the Barbara May Foundation invites you to our fundraising dinners to meet BMF Medical Director, and world leading surgeon in obstetric fistula repair surgery, Dr Andrew Browning AM, and hear about his work in Africa saving the lives of some of the poorest and most underprivileged women in the world.

The 2020 Colours of Africa Fundraising Dinners

Dr Samantha Hargreaves, Deputy Chairman; Maryanne Ayres, Director; and Dr Andrew Browning AM, and members of the Board of the Barbara May Foundation (BMF) welcome you to these wonderful evenings to celebrate the work of the Foundation.

In regional and remote regions of Africa, childbirth can still be a matter of life and death. BMF provides funding to Dr Andrew Browning AM and Valerie Browning AM whose projects provide free medical and maternal health services to underprivileged women to relieve the high incidence of death and injury experienced in childbirth.

Please join us to hear the latest news from Dr Andrew Browning AM about the Foundation’s work in Africa including our recent expansion into South Sudan.

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to support the work of the Foundation, you can do so securely.

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold the following events. We will re-schedule them when we are able, later in the year. 


May 1, 2020 – Cocktails and Dinner, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Dress: Cocktail Attire – The Colours of Africa
Location: Fenix Events – Panorama Room
680 Victoria Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121
Cost: $170 per person or Tables of 10 available
To book:

More information:
Lucy Gigliuto 03 9419 6566 or email


June 19, 2020 – 6.30pm-10.30pm
Location: The Founders Room – Wanda SLSC
2 Marine Esplanade Cronulla NSW 2230
Cost: $80 per person includes drink on arrival, gourmet canapes, grazing tables and dessert (additional drinks can be purchased at club prices)
Silent Auction and Live Entertainment
To book:

More information:
Maryanne Ayres – 0424 440 771 –
Jo Crowley – 0412 446 969 –

How can you help?

Programmes supported wholly or in part by the Barbara May Foundation include:

. The building and operations of the Vision Maternity Care Hospital in Barhirdar, Ethiopia.
. The operations of the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in Mille, Ethiopia.
. Kivulini Maternity Centre – Maternity Africa, Tanzania. This centre provides obstetric services and an extensive fistula repair programme which includes significant outreach programmes.
. Tertiary education of local medical professionals.