Our staff frequently volunteer their time to assist with special events, local charities and fundraising. Here are some of the ways in which the Club Central Community Crew has been helping the local community. You’ll often see them out and about with their distinctive red Community Crew shirts on.
Stuffing & Stitching for a Cause
During Pink month in January 2019, staff volunteered their time to help stuff and stitch Zonta Breast Care cushions to help bring comfort to breast cancer patients. The small hand-made cushions that fit neatly under a patient’s arm post-surgery to protect sensitive scars and avoid accidental but painful knocks. A massive 200 cushions were made for local breast cancer patients. The cushions have been funded by Club Central for the past six years with an annual grant of $3,000 through its ClubsGRANTS program. The grant also funds the production of an information booklet for patients with information from trained Breast Care Nurses.
Kookaburra Kids Christmas Gift Wrapping
Some of our awesome staff gave up their time to help wrap gifts for the Kookaburra Kids Christmas party in December 2018. The kids receive a personally selected gift at a special picnic. Kookaburra Kids supports young people in families affected by mental illness. Several staff also volunteered at the picnic, manning the food station and helping spread Christmas cheer.
White Ribbon Walk
Our Community Crew joined the thousands of other locals in Sutherland Shire for the White Ribbon Walk. Together we said NO to violence against women.
Sylvanvale Charity Golf Day
Several staff volunteered in their own time at the Sylvanvale Golf Day to help raise funds for this fantastic Shire charity. They assisted with setting up for the luncheon, selling raffle tickets and also making sure everyone had a drink!
Menai Community Bushfire thank you
Along with the entire Menai community, we said thank you to our emergency services personnel who came from near and far to help when bushfires threatened our homes in April 2018.
We were a proud sponsor of the community thank you event held in Parc Menai and provided free airbrush tattoos, face painting and giant inflatable fun.
Menai Community Clean Up
A crew of 20 Club Central volunteers, along with Sutherland Shire Bushcare and Project Youth helped make Menai Conservation Park shine for Clean Up Australia Day on Tuesday 6 March. Plenty of rubbish, three shopping trolleys and a bike were collected.
A huge thanks to the Club Central volunteers who took part, as well as our Club President, Brian Cloney. We were also joined by the Mayor, Carmelo Pesce and Deputy Mayor, Cr Peter Scaysbrook, the Sutherland Shire Council Bushcare volunteers and the awesome Project Youth Inc crew. A great team effort.
Donating Blood for the Red Cross
We led the way by donating the precious red stuff to the Red Cross throughout the year. Club Central also signed up to Red25 team and encourages all members to consider signing up to our Club Central. Existing donor can link their Donor ID number to the Club Central Red25 team. New donors can call 13 14 95 to become a donor and receive your ID. Our aim is to be the number one Red25 team in the region, and with over 40,000 members and possible blood donors we think this goal is well within reach. One blood donation can save 3 lives and 1 in 3 people will need some sort of blood related product in their life. If it’s not you, then think of your spouse or siblings.