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Take a swing for charity golf day

Take a swing for charity golf day

Past Take a Swing for Charity Golf Days

Thank you to the companies and volunteers who make this event a successful fundraiser for our community every year.

2016

Date: Monday 22 February
Funds raised: $55,658
Recipient: State Schools Relief Fund

State Schools Relief Fund (SSRF)  provide uniforms, clothing, shoes and other materials to aid local primary and state school students. This need has grown considerably over the past year and so all funds raised in 2016 was given to support the State Schools Relief Fund once again.

Key sponsors:

  • Gold: KPJ Group, Grenda Corporation
  • Silver: Ashfords Accountants and Advisory, Bombardier Transportation, Erntec, Norden Conversion
  • Bronze: Future Metals Recycling, J.J. Richards and Sons, Telstra Business Centre Dandenong, Wadeson
  • Hole in One prize: Dandenong Nissan and Kia

2015

Date: Monday 23 February
Funds raised: $44,000
Recipient: State Schools Relief Fund

State Schools Relief Fund (SSRF)  provide uniforms, clothing, shoes and other materials to aid local primary and state school students. We raised more than $44,000 for the SSRF were which has assisted in providing uniforms, footwear and other articles of clothing for 679 students across 17 schools, all within the City of Greater Dandenong.

Key sponsors:

  • Gold: KPJ Group
  • Silver: Grenda Corporation, Bombardier Transportation
  • Bronze: Norden Conversion, Future Metals Recycling, Ventura
  • Hole in One prize: Dandenong Nissan & Kia

 

2014

Date: Monday 24 February
Funds raised: $45,000
Recipient:
Hanover Welfare Services

Hanover Welfare Services is a proud recipient form this year's charity day and all money raised will be used to upgrade laundry facilities at their Dandenong Crisis Accommodation facility, establish a dental fund for children and support the transition of homeless mums back at work. Hanover CEO Tony Keenan said "Hanover is proud to partner with the City of Greater Dandenong, the sponsors and local industry for this important charitable event". 

Key sponsors

  • Gold: KPJ Group
  • Silver: Grenda Corporation, Bombardier Transportation
  • Bronze: Norden Conversion, Future Metals Recycling, Ventura
  • Hole in One prize: Kia Dandenong

 

2013

Date: Monday 25 February
Funds raised: $40,000
Recipient:
Eastern Regions Mental Health Association Inc (ERMHA) - Madcap on Mason (Dandenong) project

With a wonderful ‘spirit of working together’ and great weather, the corporate sector raised just under $40,000 for ERMHA’s Madcap on Mason project.  This was quite an achievement in an uncertain climate and was only possible thanks to the phenomenal support from local industry who once again not only sponsored the event but were also commitment to helping the local community.

Key sponsors

  • Gold: KPJ Group
  • Silver: Grenda Corporation, Bombardier Transportation
  • Bronze: Norden Conversion, Future Metals Recycling, Ventura
  • Hole in One prize: Kia Dandenong

Special thanks also to volunteers Noel Jeffery, Peter Bates and Jane Suban, and the team from ERMHA.

 

2012

Date: Monday 20 February
Funds raised: $41,000
Recipient: Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) Homeless Persons Project

Homelessness per capita is higher in Greater Dandenong than the Melbourne CBD and in such an environment RDNS Homeless Persons Project nurses are critical to the provision of healthcare services for this marginalised group.

The funds raised were used to purchase a much needed additional car for this service, which will support 800 visits during the year to those who are homeless.  It was also used to extend the scope of nursing care through nutritional support and where necessary, public transport to assist clients get to critical appointments.

Key sponsors:

  • Gold: KPJ Group
  • Silver: Grenda Corporation
  • Bronze: Norden Conversion, Aston Ryan & Malcolm, Future Metals Recycling
  • Hole in One prize: Kia Dandenong

 

2011

Date: Monday 21 February
Funds raised: $50,000
Recipient: Wallara

All proceeds from the day went towards three designed projects in Wallara's high-needs area - a sensory 'ability garden' (in collaboration with Chisholm Institute Dandenong), a walking hoist and media equipment.

Key sponsors:

  • Gold: KPJ Group
  • Silver: Grenda Corporation
  • Bronze: The ARM Group, Norden Conversion
  • Hole in One prize: Kia Dandenong

 

2009 (Inaugural event)

Date: 26 October
Funds raised:
$35,000
Recipient: Greater Dandenong Food Alliance

The Greater Dandenong Food Alliance used the money raised to invest in cooling equipment and other essentials to ensure that a greater quantity of food can be rescued, stored and distributed to the community.

Key sponsors:

  • Gold: Gelpack / Foamco
  • Silver: Grenda
  • Bronze: ARM Group
  • Hole in One car prize: Dandenong Kia