The 2023 Golf Day was a great success and our supporters enjoyed a day full of sunshine, smiles and golf swings.
88 players in 22 teams joined the annual fundraiser, run by The Charity Challenge in aid of Royal Far West, to help improve the health and wellbeing of country children.
Jacqeline Emery, CEO of Royal Far West said, “The Golf Day for Country Kids is always such fun and a highlight in our annual calendar”. She goes on to say, “To us it’s more than a round of golf – it’s a fantastic day to see our community coming together to support the work we do for country kids”.
The money raised will help kids in rural and remote areas of Australia access vital developmental and mental health services. Country families have it extra tough, often having to travel hundreds of kilometres if they can even get an appointment to get specialist care for their child.
“It’s really important that developmental issues in young children are discovered as early as possible.” Ms Emery explains, “if you can identify these issues under the age of five, then you have a much better chance of addressing them and in many cases resolving them. That improves that child’s lifetime trajectory. Sadly, for many families living in rural and remote areas of NSW there is no local health services available and those that do exist have waiting times that run into years”.
Thank you to all who participated this year!
The auction amount raised was an amazing $5,000. This impressive total was boosted through generous sponsorship from luncheon sponsors Whiteley Corporation and coffee cart sponsors Belle Property Manly. Local businesses in and around Manly generously donated auction and raffles prizes for the day which included: Peppers Manly Beach, Hugo’s Manly, Restaurant Lovat, Verve Photography, Thredbo Alpine Hotel, Kameruka Rainforest accommodation, artist Pauline Beilefeld and artist Keith Newcombe, along with Manly Surf School, Anita’s Gelato and Westfield Warringah Mall.