Much needed funds were raised on the weekend at the ANZ’s annual Keith Reynolds Memorial Golf Day for local charity If We All Had Wings.
Over $3200 was raised by 110 players which will go to helping local families facing financial hardship while receiving cancer treatment.
Peter Ebert, ANZ Relationship Manager said the event is a way for ANZ Port Macquarie to give back to the community by hosting a day of golf and a BBQ for customers and supporters while raising money for local charities.
“Now in its 11th year the Keith Reynolds Memorial Golf Day has raised over $50,000 for local charities. It’s ANZ’s opportunity to give back to the community and to thank our clients and supporters,” Mr Ebert said.
The recipient of this year’s fundraising, If We All Had Wings has raised over $30,000 over six months through events, donations and art installations. In addition to the money raised, food vouchers have been generously donated by the Hastings Co-op to families dealing with cancer.
Skye Petho, who established If We All Had Wings with friends Necia Waghorn and Sue Jogever, said the money raised at the ANZ event will go to local families via the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute which provides hundreds of cancer treatments every month.
“The support of local businesses and the community has been overwhelming since we started the charity in June this year, it’s an incredible achievement and the funds raised go straight to local families who need help covering everyday household finances while undergoing cancer treatment,” Ms Petho said.
With Christmas coming soon If We All Had Wings wants to raise even more funds to support families over the holiday season.
“The beautiful small and large timber wings are a perfect Christmas gift idea and can be bought at Elements of Design in Wauchope and Arthouse Industries in Port Macquarie. It’s a wonderful thing to give and receive a gift which is directly helping to support families in our area,” Ms Petho said.
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