2021 Heritage Bank Charity Golf Day beneficiaries receive grants

19 May 2022

Heritage Bank’s annual Charity Golf Day has celebrated surpassing the $1 million fund-raising milestone by awarding grants to eight community organisations today in Toowoomba.

Over $65,000 was raised at the 2021 event held in April, after it was postponed last December due to wet weather. This took the total amount raised over the Golf Day’s 24-year history past the $1 million mark.

To date, around 130 inspirational grass-roots community organisations, including today’s beneficiaries, have received much-needed grants to fund important projects.

Heritage Bank CEO Peter Lock said: ““As the saying goes, ‘it takes a village’ and each year we’re amazed to see the camaraderie and goodwill from everyone involved in making the Golf Day a success.

“With COVID wiping out many fund-raising opportunities for these smaller organisations, donations and grants are especially vital.

“The $1 million raised over the past 24 years has provided a world of good to many smaller groups by supporting their essential community services. 

“Giving back to the community is in our DNA and we’re immensely proud that the business community and our members share our people first values. Thank you to our sponsors, supporters and staff volunteers that continue to make this event a success.”

The latest Heritage Charity Golf Day beneficiaries include:

  • $10,000 to DV Safe Phone, Sunshine Coast to support the collection and repurposing of mobile devices to victims of domestic violence throughout Queensland.
  • $7,150 to Heart Kids NSW, Sydney towards its “Family Meet Ups” program, that provides social support for families with children impacted by congenital and childhood acquired heart disease.
  • $10,000 to Leyburn Men’s Shed, Toowoomba to update the electrical system and install additional roofing so members can continue to work on projects for the benefit of the local community.
  • $5,000 to Newtown State School, Toowoomba for the commission of a Yarning Circle that will provide a meeting place and cultural exchange for a diverse community including refugee families, indigenous families and non-indigenous families.
  • $10,000 to On the Edge, Beenleigh to enable them to continue providing food and showers for the homeless, as well as support and counselling at their facilities.
  • $10,000 to Tony’s Kitchen, Toowoomba towards a walk-in freezer or cold room to support its free after hours meal service for those in the community doing it tough.
  • $8,000 to You Turn, Southern Queensland towards its ‘Upskilling Young People’ program which provides training for young people in driving, first aid, RSA and the Workforce Readiness preparation package.
  • $3,000 to Toowoomba PCYC for providing assistance on the day and to support its youth and community programs, services and facilities.

PHOTO (L_R): 2021 Heritage Bank Charity Golf Day recipients  Vince Wight (Leyburn Men’s Shed), Nikki Firmin (DV Safe Phone), Tony Hurle (Tony’s Kitchen), Tanya Bell (You Turn), Peta Long (Newtown State School) and Cam Crisp (Toowoomba PCYC).

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