It certainly was an exceptional day at the Vita Foundation’s third annual Charity Golf Day last month! The philanthropic arm of Vita Group raised over $54,000 to help prevent childhood abuse and neglect.
Sponsored by Brightstar and held at the Hillstone St Lucia, there were 96 players including Vita staff and their valued partners teeing off to raise vital funds and awareness for Act for Kids.
They exceeded their previous two years’ fundraising efforts and set a new record for themselves! The $54,000 raised will go towards the expansion of the ‘Learn to be safe with Emmy & friends’ protective behaviours program which Act for Kids delivers nationally.
Vita Group CEO Maxine Horne was blown away by the support the event has received for the third year in a row.
“I’m so grateful to all the players, team members and volunteers who come together to make these days happen. Each year we strive to make it bigger and better so we can raise more funds to support the important work Act for Kids does to protect and educate our young kids,” Maxine said.
Vita Foundation have been instrumental in the growth of the ‘Learn to be safe with Emmy & friends’ program in the last two years and have just committed to an additional $120,000 towards delivering the program to more schools and children across Australia.
Act for Kids CEO Dr Neil Carrington took part in the day and said he always looks forward to a day on the green with some of Brisbane’s most generous souls.
“The Vita Foundations’ commitment to helping us grow and keep our kids safe is incredibly inspiring. Every year we are humbled as Maxine and team constantly exceed our expectations and go above and beyond with fundraising, sponsorships and volunteering,” Dr Carrington said.