Charity helps itself

CRANBOURNE’S St Vincent de Paul Society has hailed its inaugural charity golf day a success.
Members of St Agatha’s conference said they raised close to $10,000 during the fundraising event at Amstel Golf Course on Monday.
Organiser Bernadette Weiss said she was happy with the turn out after fears a shortage of players would mar the event.
“We had 36 players during the day and 87 people came to the evening meal and auction,” she said.
“So what was lacking during the day was made up for at night.
“The sponsors were certainly happy and we think that for a bunch of amateurs we’ve done really well.”
Ms Weiss said the profits raised from the golf day would help St Vincent de Paul provide emergency assistance within the Cranbourne community.
“We run on donations to survive so this golf day was vital for us to continue to help those in need.
“Almost 60 per cent of what we raised will go directly into the community.
“We would like to thank our sponsors Settlers Run, ANZ Bank Cranbourne, Holden Cranbourne, Peter Sheppard Shoes and Centrelink Cranbourne,” she said.

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