BILLABONG Clubhouse stages a charity golf day at the Longyard Golf Club on Sunday.
One of the organisers and great supporters, John Muller, sent The Leader an e-mail he had received from Allen Daley.
Daley has been helping organise the Longyard Juniors but is extra keen to help the Billabong Clubhouse Charity Golf Day, Muller said.
“I would like to encourage Longyard members, visitors and friends to participate in the 7th annual Billabong Charity Golf Day this Sunday at the Longyard Golf Course,” Daley wrote.
“For many years my family has supported the Billabong Clubhouse due to the activities undertaken to assist people with a mental illness.
“Our family has a member who has a mental illness and for years it was hard to recognise this illness was causing him some difficulties in life.
“The reason being is you can’t touch it, smell or even see it and, as a result, the illness continues for lengthy periods without recognition or acceptance.
“Billabong Clubhouse over the years has shown great passion to people with a mental illness and has assisted them with their current and future life skills.
“This is a great organisation and is one of those rare institutions which legitimately deserve community support.
“I rarely make personal requests such as this but I believe the Billabong Charity Golf Day deserves solid support from the golfing community which, in the end, enhances the local services that can be provided to the community as a whole.”
Sunday’s charity event is played in a three-person ambrose costing $120 per team which includes lunch. It has a 9.30am shotgun start.
There are winners and runner-up prizes for men’s, women’s and mixed teams.
The committee would also appreciate donations of cash, items for prizes, raffles and auction. You can also sponsor a hole for $100.
Nomination forms are available from the Longyard Pro Shop or by contacting John Muller (67659819 mobile 0418 667127) or Ken Muller (67655967 mobile 0407 906948).