Melbourne turned on stunning spring weather for the VMCH Charity Golf Day at the Southern Golf Course in Keysborough on October 14. 122 players, across 31 teams, enjoyed the perfect golfing conditions.
The results of the Ambrose tournament were close with the team from m3property winning perpetual trophy honours. Catholic Church Insurance’s team placed second and the team from V-Arc Architects secured third place.
This key VMCH fundraiser raised $80,000 for our ‘Make a Splash’ appeal. This is an outstanding result and the highest amount we have ever raised through a golf charity event. All funds will go directly towards the renovation of the warm-water pool at our specialist school, St Paul’s College in Kew.
This unique and much-loved pool that has been used by children and adults with a disability since the 1970s, and is now in desperate need of renovation.
“We want to transform the pool into a modern, state-of-the-art facility that can be enjoyed by people of all abilities for decades to come,” says VMCH Acting Chief Executive Officer Michael Dillon. “We believe everyone has the right to experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of water.”
The pool at St Paul’s College is special because it is accessible to people of all abilities and has equipment like hoists that assist people with even the highest needs to get into the water. Passionate and dedicated VMCH staff also run water therapy programs in the pool.
The reality is that hundreds of people we support could never access a swimming pool if the St Paul’s College pool did not exist.
“Our Make a Splash campaign has raised $353,000 and we are thrilled by the community’s response so far,” says Mr Dillon.
“However, we still need $47,000 to make our pool dream come true.”
If you wish to donate to this wonderful project call us on 1800 036 377.