The Harry & Peggy Maddicks Golf Day on Friday 14 April raised much-needed funds for medical equipment and facility upgrades at Daylesford Health.
There was an incredible $13,924.98 in proceeds raised from sponsor donations, player fees and auction items.
Central Highlands Rural Health Deputy-Chair of the Board, Kate Redwood, spoke to the players, sponsors and guests to thank them for their generosity and to highlight the need for significant upgrades across the aging Daylesford Health facilities.
“What a wonderful day at the Hepburn Springs Golf Club for a good cause. Thank you to all who gave generously to ensure the success of Daylesford Health’s first charity golf day. The funds raised will contribute to the future of the health service. We will continue to rally support so that locals can be assured that they will continue to receive quality healthcare close to home,” Kate said.
Event sponsor Tim Byrne, Harry & Peggy Maddicks’ estate executor, was thrilled when he heard how much fun was had and how much money was raised.
“I know my friend Harry would be so happy that his and his sister Peggy’s legacy live on. We need to keep supporting the rural hospital; it’s essential,” Tim said.
The Maddicks family estate has been supporting the Daylesford Hospital since 1999, thanks to executor Tim Byrne, who sponsored the event in their honour, bringing the total giving to an incredible $278,000.
The Hon. William Stanbridge (MLC), Cr Lesley Hewitt, Hans Gunter Brachmann and Ernest Zelman were also honoured at the event for their incredible individual contributions to the health service since it opened in 1862. The family of Ernest Zelman, who lead a capital campaign to upgrade the hospital in the 1930s, are still contributing to the health service he was passionate about almost 100 years later. His grandson Max Zelman and great-granddaughter, Kate Sellars-Jones, donated items to the auction in his memory.
Cr Hewitt reflected on the day after enjoying afternoon tea with players, sponsors, Central Highlands Rural Health’s Board, and staff.
“I am so pleased that the idea raised with Hepburn Springs Golf Club’s past president, Barry Files, has evolved into this successful event enjoyed by all involved.”
“Honouring the legacy of those who contributed so much to create and maintain our local health service is important. This is a great opportunity for us all to consider what the legacy we are creating for ourselves and the impact we could have on future generations of Daylesford residents.” Cr Hewitt said.
The 18-hole open Ambrose event featured best dressed, nearest pin, longest and straightest drive competitions. The best stroke team winners were Melbourne team ES Solutions, who also won the best-dressed team and individual prizes. The best handicap winners were the Ballarat team Stylerite Windows & Doors.
Central Highlands Rural Health is incredibly grateful to all who contributed to the charity golf day. The major sponsors were Community Bank Daylesford District and Belle Property Daylesford. The event was also supported by Stylerite Windows & Doors, Professional Mowing Group, Boomerang Ranch, Airport Shuttlebus Ballarat & Bendigo Airport Bus Service, Christine Lewis - Belle Property, Springs Medical and Hepburn Shire Council. It was also generously supported by The Grande Hotel, Daylesford Hardware & Timber, Kate Sellars-Jones Designs, Max Zelman, Birches of Daylesford, Natasha Morgan, Sault Restaurant, Springhill Nursery & Garden, Spade to Blade Catering and Beanlife Café. Special thanks also to the Hepburn Springs Golf Club.
Every donation helps to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. Can you give a gift to Daylesford Health? Donation and fundraising enquiries from individuals, community groups and businesses are always welcome. Please get in touch with Kathryn Kosloff, Fundraising Manager, on (03) 5321 6555, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chrh.org.au/donate