Social enterprise Independence Australia has held another remarkable Daddo Charity Golf Day at Fingal’s world-class golf course Moonah Links.
In its 12th year, the annual event attracted 140 golfers on November 25 and raised $50,000 through ticket sales and sponsorship.
All funds will go towards Independence Australia’s unfunded psychology and counselling programs, which support people living with a disability or other personal need to regain and retain their independence.
Independence Australia chief executive Peter Turner said he was extremely pleased with the event’s result. “Through the generosity of our supporters, we will be able to continue these essential programs which help individuals and their families through difficult times,” he said.
The Daddo family - co-founders who have put their name and passion behind the event from the start - were equally delighted. Peter Daddo said: “When we started the Daddo Charity Golf Day back in 2004, we never expected it would grow to have the incredible support it does today.”
As in previous years, the Daddo Charity Golf Day included ‘Nearest to the pin’ and ‘Longest drive’ competitions as well as the ‘Hole in One’ on both the Legends and Open courses, but no-one drove home in the Jeep Cherokee on offer.
The Daddo Charity Golf Day’s popular monster raffle and auction featured once again, with more than $10,000 worth of goodies up for grabs. If you would like to be part of the next Daddo Charity Golf Day or would like to support Independence Australia, visit: independenceaustralia.com