In support of our mission to help prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, long-time supporters Auto & General hosted their annual Charity Golf Day on Monday the 8th of April, and raised more than three times the amount of last year’s golf day!
The event was overwhelmed with generosity as it saw 92 participants tee off at the Brisbane Golf Club. Last year, more than $39,000 was donated and this year the event raised an astonishing $145,000 for Act for Kids!
Auto & General Community Manager, Gerry O’Shaughnessy, was thrilled with the response received at this year’s event and thanks the sponsors who have dedicated their time, effort and fundraising to support such a worthy cause.
“This is our fifth year supporting Act for Kids and we are delighted to have had 30 business partners participate,” Mr O’Shaughnessy said.
Proudly a gold sponsor of Act for Kids, Auto & General raises money and awareness by holding a number of different events every year. We thank Auto & General and all of their generous sponsors and players for their ongoing support and loyalty!
Act for Kids CEO, Dr Neil Carrington, said he is forever blown away by the continuous commitment and generosity of Auto & General.
“A donation of this size is enough to provide 1,450 hours of integrated therapy for children that have suffered abuse or neglect.”
“This donation will go directly to our Integrated Therapy Program and will ultimately support around 120 children for an entire year. Sadly the children we see often have complex issues as a direct result of the trauma they’ve experienced and require long-term support to overcome these issues.”
“Our relationship with Auto & General continues to go from strength to strength and we are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from the entire organisation,” said Dr Carrington.