Bentley Sydney Celebrity Charity
Celebrities came from far and wide to support the second annual Bentley Sydney Celebrity Charity Golf Day held at Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club on St. Patrick’s Day.
Led by former Prime Minister Hon. Bob Hawke AC, celebrities Mark Taylor, Mark Waugh, Bob Simpson, Phil Blake, Tim Brasher, Tony Greig, Geraldine Brown, Paul Clitheroe, John Coates, Peter Cullum, Dr. John D’Arcy, Bob Dwyer, David Gilbert, Colin Love, Andrew Murphy, Peter Ritchie, Caroline Searcy, Graeme Watson and Peter Wynn braved wet conditions to support the fundraiser.
The Golf Day was a joint fundraiser for the Trish Foundation and the Roseville College Foundation and was supported by Dr. Brendan Nelson MP, Federal Minister for Education Science and Training.
"Even a very wet day on the golf course could not dampen the spirits of the celebrities and golfers when it came to their generous support for the Bentley Sydney Celebrity Charity Golf Day held at Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club,” Chairman of the Joint Organising Committee Barry Bradford said. “Despite only half of the 100 golfers finishing their round all stayed for what was a truly superb evening of entertainment and fundraising.”
“We thank all participants and especially thank our fantastic celebrities who willingly gave their time for our two very worthy Foundations. Just in excess of $50,000 was raised in our second annual event. We have already booked Terrey Hills again for 23rd March 2006 and we look forward to seeing you there."
The funds raised, boosted enormously by the auctioneering skills of Craig Marshall, Century 21 Gordon, will boost the Trish Foundation’s future research and enhance the education provided to Roseville College girls.
“We are very grateful to Bentley Sydney for their generous sponsorship, all the celebrities and golfers who supported the event, the generous people who donated items and also the Corporations who were Associate Sponsors,” said Trish Foundation Director Roy Langsford. “St. Patrick’s Day, although bringing inclement weather, proved a day of great camaraderie, net-working, fun and fellowship, whilst raising funds for the Trish Foundation and Roseville College Foundation.”
Brian McMillan, Managing Director of Bentley Sydney said, "A golf day to remember! The event was fantastic with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day included. The atmosphere was full of camaraderie between celebrities and the enthusiastic supporting golfers. The day, with the heavens opening up, didn't stop the golfers and it's a real credit to them playing in those conditions. The event overall, and the evening dinner auction, was very special with the framed photo of the Australian Cricket Team that Bob Simpson donated was a true piece of "memorabilia". Bob Simpson speaking on the night and pointing out it was the last tour that went to England by ship really showed how special the auction item was. Paul Clitheroe did a sterling job in organising the evening's events through the magic microphone ensuring everybody was mentioned and thanked for their continuing support and participation. Bentley Sydney is proud to be associated, all our staff and customers had a great time and we'd like to thank all the people that bring this day together."
Heartfelt gratitude to Brian
McMillan, Managing Director Bentley Sydney for your extremely generous
support of the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation and
Roseville College Foundation.
Sincere appreciation to Roseville
College and the Roseville College Foundation, particularly Barry
Bradford, for jointly holding the
Celebrity Charity Golf Day and for the successful partnership in raising
funds to boost both Foundations.
Heartfelt gratitude also to the wonderful Celebrities who gave their valuable time to support this special fundraiser, to our honorary and skilled Auctioneer Craig Marshall, Century 21 Gordon, to our Associate Sponsors, to all those who attended and supported so generously and to the generous donors of the tremendous array of items which made a great contribution to the funds raised for research.