NIAS is excited about what the future holds for the partnership between its NIAS4Life foundation and Lord’s Taverners.
The two not-for-profit oganisations recently marked their new partnership with a fundraising event in Tamworth in which former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons was guest speaker.
NIAS chief executive James Cooper described the coupling of the organisations as a “commonsense partnership in many ways”.
“They’re a like-minded organisation and a not-for-profit organisation that is centred around providing opportunities through sport for kids,” he said.
Cooper expects the fundraiser to become an annual event.
“It’s all about raising our profile in the business community,” he said.
The chairman of Lord’s Taverners Northern NSW is Stan Gilchrist, father of former Australian wicketkeeper Adam.
It’s all about raising our profile in the business community.- James Cooper
Cooper said Stan Gilchrist had the ability to lure well-known speakers to future events, as he did with FitzSimons – a prominent journalist and author.
All up, NIAS4Life has held three fundraisers – raising almost $8000, Cooper said, adding: “And we set a goal of getting over $10,000. And once we get over $10,000, we’ll decide what we'll do with it.”
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