Community to tee off for charity

Adrian Butera (Joe Mastroianni) 232358_01

Goya Dmytryshchak

Hobsons Bay Community Fund is holding its 6th annual charity golf day to raise funds to benefit the community.

Since its inception in 2006, the philanthropic fund has grown its corpus from $40,000 to $1 million, from which interest is used to fund community support grants for grassroots groups and organisations.

The fund has also introduced recovery impact grants to support people dealing with the personal, social and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chair Adrian Butera said the fund was committed to giving away five per cent of the interest annually.

“It’s such a broad spectrum of people that we support,” he said.

“For example, we provided a rapid response grant of $900 to the Altona Meadows Community Centre for a lockable cupboard and dry food supply for an emergency relief food bank.

“We provided $530 to Williamstown Seagulls FIDA Football Club for a series of online strategies to keep players engaged during COVID-19.

“We gave a $1100 grant to the Vietnamese Association in Hobsons Bay to purchase some little digital devices so members could connect during COVID-19.

“We made a $500 contribution to 4th Williamstown Sea Scouts towards a one-off levy introduced in response to COVID-19.”

The charity golf day is on Friday, April 16, at Kooringal Golf Club in Altona.

The ambrose event allows males and females of all abilities to participate in teams of four and people can register as a single player or team.

Lunch and dinner are included.