From room hire waivers for sporting groups and school formals to sponsoring special fundraising events, Club Central is proud to have supported the Menai District with more than $62,000 in 2017.
Club Central and its staff also take part in a range of fundraising events throughout the year and with the assistance of members and their guests, have raised funds for worthy causes. A full list of organisations that benefited from a donation or room hire waiver from Club Central is available here.
Here’s how we’ve been supporting good causes over the past 12 months
Club Central Staff Dig Deep for Biggest Morning Tea
On Thursday 24 May, Club Central Menai staff held a hugely successful Biggest Morning Tea for staff to raise funds for the Cancer Council. Not only did staff contribute delicious morning tea, they also donated and raised in excess of $300. The lovely members enjoying Bingo also joined in and made generous donations, taking the total raised to more than $400.
Supporting ANZAC Day at Parc Menai
Club Central staff joined with the community to commemorate ANZAC Day at a ceremony in Parc Menai, which we also proudly sponsored.
The #Dignity Drive for Share the Dignity
Our staff were generous supporters of the #DignityDrive in April, kick starting our collection of sanitary items for Australian charity, Share the Dignity by donating items in the lead up to the April Dignity Drive. The donations are provided to women experiencing homelessness or financial crisis, often as a result of domestic violence.
Our Menai collection box was also well supported during the month of April with a fantastic result reported by the Share the Dignity volunteers who collect the donations. A total of 191 items were donated to help afford women the dignity that we all take for granted.
World’s Greatest Shave – The Leukaemia Foundation
There were plenty of staff and patrons who were brave and shaved or coloured their hair to support the World’s Greatest Shave.
A special shout to Tamara from Hair Pinns, who did a fabulous job with all the shaves and colours and donated her time to support this great cause.
The Pink Ashes Test – McGrath Foundation
Along with generous members, our staff went pink for the day during the final Ashes Test at the SCG, and raised funds for the Jane McGrath Foundation to help provide McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities around Australia for free.
With donations and the proceeds from the meat raffle, we raised a total of $778.70 to contribute to this important cause. Our staff also had a great time getting pinked up for the day!
St Vincent De Paul Christmas Food Drive
For the many families struggling to make ends meet, Christmas can be a stressful time. Thanks to the generosity of members, staff and Woolworth’s Menai, we were able to donate enough Christmas food items to make over 40 Christmas hampers which were distributed in the Menai District by St Vincent De Paul.
These special Christmas hampers were designed to help struggling families enjoy a special day with the traditional Christmas treats and food that we can take for granted. Our heartfelt thanks to those who made the donations as well as those who packed and distributed them.
Sutherland Shire White Ribbon Walk
We recruited a number of staff who gave up their time to walk for a cause at the Sutherland Shire White Ribbon Walk. Club Central Menai was also a proud sponsor of the event, which saw over 5,000 school children and community members come together to show our strong support, raise awareness about violence against women and raise funds for White Ribbon Australia. It was great to be a part of the event and join together with the community to take a stand against domestic violence.
Club Central Supports Amelie House – Women’s Refuge
Club Central is proud to provide ongoing support to Vinnies – Amelie House who assist with women and children escaping domestic violence. During May and June our loyal members and great staff donated new linen that will be used in relocating residents from Amelie House as they set up their life free of violence in the home. Thanks to all who supported this initiative. We look forward to providing further assistance in the future. If you or someone you know might need assistance in this space please contact Link2Home on 1800 152 152, the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463 or through our Central Intake Line on (02) 9560 2656.
Jeans for Genes Day
We encouraged patrons to wear their jeans for a great cause, raising funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute for research into genetic disorders.
Our staff also got into the spirit and proudly wore jeans and made a donation to the fundraising efforts.