Golfers Raise $4,000 for WaterAid Projects
Friday, 31 October 2008
Hastings golfers have raised more than $4000 for international water projects at the 2008 Vinidex Charity Golf Day held during Water Week.
Sixty-nine golfers took part in the annual event at the Wauchope Country Club, which is the premier Water Week event supporting the work of WaterAid Australia - an organisation that develops programs and water technology to developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
The host team Vinidex took out top honours at the end of the 18-hole ambrose event. Led by Mark Nykiel of Vinidex, the team consisting of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council general manager Andrew Roach; water engineer Robert Scott and Ray Barry of Finance and Corporate Services, outclassed their opponents.
The Tacking Point team and Big Bad Matty's Bad Band of Burglars earned the runners-up honours. ERM Hopefuls took out the Mixed Team event while Sue Stace, Andrea Fielder and Shiloh Tiller shone for the ladies.
Other prizes went to Lyn Richardson and Ron Warner (longest drive), Andrea Fielder and Shane Thompson (nearest the pin on the 4th) and Tony Goss and Andrea Fielder (nearest the pin on the 18th).
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has hosted the annual Vinidex Charity Golf Day for the last five years. Together with other water conservation initiatives, the event has helped raise more than $27,500 for WaterAid Australia projects.
WaterAid is an international organisation dedicated exclusively to the provision of safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world's poorest people.
These most basic services are essential to life, without them vulnerable communities are trapped in the stranglehold of disease and poverty.
WaterAid works by helping local organisations set up low cost, sustainable projects using appropriate technology that can be managed by the community itself.
WaterAid also seeks to influence the policies of other key organisations, such as governments, to secure and protect the right of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services. WaterAid is independent and relies heavily on voluntary support.