Hole in One for Clean Water Projects
Monday, 14 September 2009
Hastings golfers are invited to tee off for a good cause in October as a part of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's Water Week celebrations.
The 6th annual WaterAid Charity Golf Day will be held at Emerald Downs Golf Course on Thursday, 22 October from 8am. All money raised from the event will be donated to Water Aid Australia projects in Asia and the Pacific region.
The golf day this year will be a nine-hole event and is open to both individual and team entries.
Supported by the Australian Water Association and sponsored this year by Tyco, Hunter Water, Vinidex. ITT Water and Wastewater, Aqualift and Iwaki Pumps, the WaterAid Charity Golf Day is the signature community event held during Hastings Water Week.
Together with Council's water conservation initiatives, the local event has helped raise more than $27,500 for WaterAid Australia projects over the last five years.
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.
For entry forms, phone Kim Freeman, Water Supply Projects Officer on 6581 8241.