Shoalhaven Ex-Services Group continues to build on its charity work with club members taking part in The Longest Day Challenge, a four-play, 72 holes of golf in one day at Worrigee Links, raising almost $5000 for the NSW Cancer Council. The contribution from Shoalhaven Ex members helped the NSW Cancer Council raise more than $2.2 million from the event.
Bernie Brown, CEO of Shoalhaven Ex-Services Group which owns and operates Worrigee Links, said he was happy to support such a great cause.
“This was the fourth year we’d supported the event and although the numbers of participants were a bit lower this year, we’re happy to be involved. Our contribution was the use of the course and golf carts,” Brown said.
The December event added to Shoalhaven Ex-Services Group support for the Cancer Council’s biggest morning tea in June last year which raised almost $6000.
Sari Boschiero, Community Fundraising Coordinator, Cancer Council NSW thanked the club for making a difference to the lives of those impacted by cancer.
“Because of your amazing efforts, we are getting one step closer to a cancer-free future. We are already looking forward to The Longest Day 2023 and hope to work with you again,” Boschiero said.
Overall, the Shoalhaven Ex-Services Group donated more than $270,000 to charities, sporting clubs and not-for-profit enterprises through the Club Grants program from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022. The program is administered by the Shoalhaven Council.
The Shoalhaven Ex-Services Group (SESG) owns and operates The Ex Servos, Worrigee Sports, Worrigee Links and The Growers in Nowra.