This was our major charity for 2015 and over the past eight months the women’s golf section has run various raffles including the annual major raffle and the mixed golf charity day to raise funds for this dissevering local charity. Central Coast Kids in Need provide assistance with accommodation expenses for Central Coast family of children with cancer and other prolonged illness while in Sydney and Newcastle hospitals. Central Coast families do not qualify for any government assistance as only families more than 100 kms away from the treating hospital are eligible. This financial year the charity has assisted 163 families and paid out some $143,317.54.
Volunteering sisters Rhonda and Lorraine arrived at our presentation hoping for a donation in the hundreds and were shocked when they received a total of $5000.00! This was made up with $750.00 from Everglades Country Club with Jan Montgomery happy to present this on behalf of the Board. The remaining $4250.00 was directly raised from women’s golf and as President Jan Henry handed over the cheque both Rhonda and Lorraine were literally gob smacked. Lorraine told us about the charity and that around 100 families would benefit from this amount. All members need a pat on the back for your support and thank you for being so generous to those who need it most.