Come support local charities with the weekly Director’s Raffle

Every Thursday, Canada Bay Club hosts the Director’s Raffle in the Sports Lounge to support charities that help those in need throughout the community. Last year, we donated almost $40,000 back to the community through a variety of charities that we chose: one for nearly every month of the year.

The donations come from the ticket sales for the Director’s meat raffle, a tradition we will be continuing into 2016, with twelve new charities that we have chosen to support through this fun night out for family and friends.

Last year, we supported the following charities:

Motor Neurone Disease Australia: A charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people living with motor neurone disease, as well as supporting research to find a cure.

Fred Hollows Foundation: Working with blindness-prevention organisations throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific through community-based work.

Royal Lifesaving Society: Our beaches are considered to be some of the most dangerous in the world, particularly due to strong currents, big waves and rips. The Royal Lifesaving Society work tirelessly to patrol beaches and public swimming spaces to protect our lives and perform rescues every day of the year.

Concord Palliative Care Centre: Located not too far from our club, the Concord Palliative Care Centre provide physical, spiritual and emotional support, ongoing symptom control and education and support for individuals diagnosed with life threatening illnesses.

Steve Waugh Foundation: A foundation established for people suffering rare diseases that don’t have their own specific foundation or support system to fall back on. Often these rare diseases have limited research and resources allocated to them, leaving the diagnosed individual without hope. The Steve Waugh Foundation supports these people through individual grants and respite camps.

Hepatitis NSW: A foundation established to help raise awareness of and funds for the research towards creating a hepatitis virus free world.

The Shepherd Centre: Working with deaf children to teach them how to speak through their world-class Auditory-Verbal and cochlear implant program.

Bear Cottage: The only children’s hospice in NSW, Bear Cottage is a very special place dedicated to caring for children with life-threatening and life-limited illnesses.

We also held several one-off support occasions on special charity awareness days, including World Giraffe Day and Canteen Bandana Day. We can’t wait to continue our support of these many more great community organisations in 2016!

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