Yarrawonga Chronicle

ClubMulwal­a injects $292k into organisati­ons

- BY EMMA PRIOR

ClubMulwal­a’s major donations sponsorshi­p for the past financial year equates to $292,000 with two of the most recent being $20,000 to Yarrawonga Health/ Helping Hands for the replacemen­t beds program in the palliative care unit and $9000 to PALS as part of their wellbeing improvemen­t project.

ClubMulwal­a CEO Alan Rowe said the club always likes to assist the community where they can as well as providing a bit of a thank you for the support they receive.

“ClubMulwal­a is always very keen to encourage and support locals either individual­ly or as groups to achieve their best,” Mr Rowe said.

“We are extremely proud to be able to contribute to so many programs, groups, organisati­ons or individual­s all of which are striving to make our community a better place to live and be a part of.

“ClubMulwal­a cares.

“We’re unbelievab­ly proud and this is just a way of thanking the community who have still assisted us during these tough times.

“We are proud to provide some help to these terrific organisati­ons and thank all for their support also.

“As a joint three clubs project (combined with Mulwala Water Ski Club and Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort), we also run drug and alcohol awareness programs for year 11 and 12 students to obtain their RSA (Responsibl­e Service of Alcohol licence) annually in November and December.”

As well as the aforementi­oned, ClubMulwal­a has also donated $13,000 to Yarrawonga Neighbourh­ood House for the funding of 10 laptops and IT upgrade, $13,000 to Yarrawonga SES for funding towards purchase of a new support vehicle, a total of $30,000 over the past three years ($10,000 annually) for the Tunzafun Community Appeal project, Friends

A number of community organisati­ons have conveyed their gratitude to ClubMulwal­a recently as they were able to complete much needed projects after receiving generous donations from the club.

in Common annual cancer awareness breakfast, Yarrawonga College P-12 Kokoda Trek as well as the local schools, sporting clubs, fundraiser events and local volunteer programs and groups.

Helping Hands Co-Chair Vivian Spilva said the donation from ClubMulwal­a greatly assisted in the finalisati­on of the replacemen­t beds program after also receiving generous donations from the two additional clubs and a number of organisati­ons and individual­s in town throughout the process.

“The money from ClubMulwal­a and other generous businesses, organisati­ons and individual donations has meant we could purchase five new beds and can complete the bed purchase program,” Mrs Spilva said.

“Given the disruption­s COVID has caused everyone, this is fantastic to be able to purchase these beds that are in great need.

“Now we will move onto the next wishlist item.”

PALS Quality Services Manager Angela Mitchell said this donation would go a long way to PALS being able to provide further comforts to their clients.

“We wish to extend our appreciati­on to ClubMulwal­a for generously supporting the purchase of equipment that will greatly improve the opportunit­y for people living with disability to experience the relaxation and enjoyment that comes from enjoying everyday activities such as a lovely hot bath, enjoy a bike ride around our beautiful region or feel the excitement of the wind blowing through their hair on the swing,” Ms Mitchell said.

“These are all experience­s that most of us take for granted but people living with significan­t disabiliti­es can sometimes miss out on.

“The people who visit Gorman House in Yarrawonga can now look forward to coming to a magnificen­t purpose-built short term residentia­l house and use this amazing new equipment and experience the benefits to their physical and mental wellbeing.

“ClubMulwal­a and the Mulwala and Yarrawonga communitie­s continue to be great supporters of Gorman House and PALS, this does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciate­d by people living with disability, their families/carers and loved ones and staff members and the management of PALS.”

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 ?? ?? ClubMulwal­a CEO Alan Rowe hands over a cheque to Yarrawonga Helping Hands Co-Chair Vivian Spilva with Yarrawonga Health Board Director Peter Bennett and Helping Hands members Gil Cunningham and Andrew Brown.
ClubMulwal­a CEO Alan Rowe hands over a cheque to Yarrawonga Helping Hands Co-Chair Vivian Spilva with Yarrawonga Health Board Director Peter Bennett and Helping Hands members Gil Cunningham and Andrew Brown.
 ?? ?? Mr Rowe handing a cheque to PALS Quality Services Manager Angela Mitchell.
Mr Rowe handing a cheque to PALS Quality Services Manager Angela Mitchell.

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