Agnew Wines mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Agnew Wines are ongoing supporters of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, making generous yearly donations to Pancreatic Cancer research as a result of their fundraising weekends and also providing auction prizes for many of our fundraising events.

Tying in with World Pancreatic Cancer Day the Agnew Family run a weekend-long fundraising and awareness event, donating profits from their two busy Pokolbin Audrey Wilkinson and Cockfighter’s Ghost cellar doors to The Avner Foundation. This has resulted in a generous yearly donation of $15,000, which is helping us to fund essential research into this deadly form of cancer.

Brian Agnew, the patriarch and chairman of the prestigious Agnew Wines of the Hunter Valley, sadly lost his heroic two-and-a-half year battle with the disease in 2015 and his family have since been dedicated to raising money for Pancreatic Cancer research with the aim of changing the outcomes of the disease. “Dad was a firm believer in the adage that you make your own luck” said General Manager, James Agnew. “Once he received the devastating news that he had the deadliest cancer you can get, he set about trying to change his luck. He fought by going to the gym, eating healthily and, importantly, getting on with living well while he could.”

“Dad fought this thing at every step,” says his daughter Jessica Carpenter, Financial Director of Agnew Wines “And so we wanted to find a way that keeps up the fight but also raised the profile of this often overlooked disease.”

In 2015 the Woolies on Wheels riders called in at the Cockfighter’s Ghost winery as part of the Hunter Valley tour, to show solidarity with the family after their loss and to take the opportunity to acknowledge their generosity in raising money for the foundation. We are extremely grateful to Agnew Wines for their support in raising awareness and much-needed funds for Pancreatic Cancer.