Golf Day raises $137K for new clinic
The Westfield WA Community Golf Day has raised $137,000 to purchase a new Therapy Focus office and clinic rooms at Durham Road Education Support School.
183 guests took part in the event on Friday 29 April which included a four ball Ambrose competition followed by dinner and drinks at the picturesque Joondalup Resort.
Therapy Focus CEO Matt Burrows and Board Chair Pete Mildenhall flew the flag for Therapy Focus on the course, teaming up with Scentre Group (Westfield) Regional General Manager Nick Gatehouse and Melbourne Demons Player Development Coach Michelle Cowan.
At dinner Michelle gave an inspirational speech, sharing insights into her experience as the first female AFL coach. 19 year-old Anna Gray, who receives support from Therapy Focus, also gave a heart-warming speech that received a rousing reception when she shared some advice with guests, saying “never underestimate someone with a disability”.
Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, including Millenium Services Group and New Town Toyota, the $137,000 raised will be used to purchase and fit out a new demountable building equipped with clinic rooms and additional office space to support the staff and 180+ students with disabilities who attend Durham Road School.
“It was wonderful to see the spirit of giving at the Golf Day. It definitely shone brighter than the skills on the course!” Matt said.
“We’re very grateful to Westfield for organising such a fantastic day. Their ongoing commitment to our partnership goes a long way in helping us support people with disabilities.”
For more information about Westfield’s Community Program, visit www.westfieldcorp.com
Pictured L-R: Scentre Group (Westfield) Regional General Manager, Nick Gatehouse, Melbourne Demons Player Development Coach, Michelle Cowan, Therapy Focus Chair, Pete Mildenhall, and CEO, Matt Burrows, on the Joondalup Resort golf course.