The first Auto & General insurance charity golf day teed off this Wednesday 11 March, at North Lakes Resort Golf Club. The event raised an excess of $21,000 in funds to help Australian charity Act for Kids establish its new therapy service in Ipswich. The charity has been providing free therapy and support services to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in Queensland for almost 27 years.
The event was much more than just a round of golf. More than 100 players teed off and competed for a range of fun raffle prizes and evening celebrations, with all proceeds supporting Act for Kids.
Rob Williamson, Act for Kids Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising, said the support from Auto & General and the generosity of the players is what made this day a success.
A big thank you to all who participated and congratulations to Ace Colour & Design who took the trophy for the day.
The funds raised will enable us to expand our intensive therapy and early intervention programs to thousands of children, young people and families in Queensland, so we can help them overcome their challenges so they can become stronger, safer and happier, Mr Williamson said.
Gerry OShaughnessy, Director Contact Centre Operations, Auto & General, said more than 100 staff and business partners participated in the event.
“It was a fun day with a serious purpose and we were thrilled so many of our staff and business partners were able to lend their support.
The funds raised will help Act for Kids continue their vital work in our community, said Mr OShaughnessy.