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Golf days a swinging success

Since 2001, more than $588,000 has been raised for school chaplaincy by the City of Wanneroo Charity Golf Day.

This year, the day was once again a huge success, with more than $38,000 raised for school chaplaincy. A total of 33 teams of four golfers took part in the event at Carramar Golf Course, which featured representatives from local businesses, council and schools.

Chaplains drove around in decorated golf carts bringing drinks, snacks and prizes to the players. City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the work that chaplains do is “second to none”.

“They are just an amazing group of people with the biggest hearts and I know that all of their schools are so appreciative of the work that they do,” she said.

The Albany Golf Club also hosted a similar event for the first time, which raised $3,000 for chaplaincy. Albany YCC fundraiser coordinator Noeline Rowsell said she was delighted with how the day turned out.

“It was a great day all round. Beautiful weather, happy players and a pleasing amount of money raised. Everyone was keen to support YouthCARE and Albany Golf Club is happy to make it an annual event.”