Gayndah tees off for good cause
THE 2019 IWC Charity Golf Day has raised $1439 for Rotary Lodge in Bundaberg, after the community turned out in force for the Reconciliation Week 2019 event on June 15.
The charity fundraiser at Gayndah Golf Club drew support from many North Burnett businesses, which provided great prizes.
Around 36 players turned out on the day.
"It was a gloriously sunny winter's day, and the community spirit was out in force,” IWC's Cynthia George said.
It is the second time the charity golf day has been held by IWC in partnership with the Gayndah community.
Last year's funds were disbursed to another organisation that supports the community, LifeFlight.
"IWC is working with, and for, the community every day, and we are pleased to support Rotary Lodge this year because it supports many people in the North Burnett,” IWC's Cynthia George said.
As well as the golfing, a rolling raffle also was a big success along with a fundraising barbecue lunch.
IWC is non-government, Aboriginal community-run and registered charity, providing health and wellbeing services across the North Burnett for all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
"'Reconciliation in Action' is core business for us every day,” Ms George said.
"This event was a great way to bring people together, to celebrate our great community.
"Teams of three played and the overall winners were Brent Chambers, Brian Nugent and Peter Ulcoq.”
Ms George thanked a lengthy list of volunteers, including Celia Wain, Kirsten Morris, Trevor Darlington, Clem Shadford, Les Hegarty, Kit George, Kailu George, Kathy Ratcliff, Linden George, Jack George, Kylie George, Tekiya George, and Gayndah Golf Club members Di and Lindsay Baker, Jim Myers, Steve Gallagher and Jeremy Zahl.