O'DONOGHUES REACHES RECORD RESULT IN RED CROSS GOLF DAY
O'Donoghues First National (OFN) has raised a record $46,400 at their 3rd Annual Golf Charity Day, held last Friday at Darwin Golf Course.
“This is a huge fundraising effort and we thank all our supporters and sponsors that made this fantastic result possible,” said OFN Managing Director Jeremy O'Donoghue.
Supporters and sponsors of the OFN Golf Day included:
SKM, FYFE, ABLE Finance, Skycity Casino, Top End Pest, NT News, CSG, NT Tap & Drain Doctor, Attitude for Men, Sportingbet, NT Motorcycle Centre, The Cavanagh Hotel, JR Communications, Berrimah Business Park, Westpac, Wolpers Grahl, NT TAB, Darwin Turf Club, CAM Interiors, Colemans Printing, Value Travel, Medina Vibe, Territory Technology Solutions, JAYROW, Helifish, Darwin LIFE, REINT, ERA, Michelle Coleman Writing and Media Management & Jacana House.
All participants dug deep early in the day during the Golf Buggy Auction, with the buggies selling for an average of $500 each, while the Auction at the end of play was well received with a Helifish charter selling for $2,300 alone, among other items.
The day's MC was John Blackman, who unleashed on Darwin former Hey Hey It's Saturday star Dickie Knee, making it the character's first appearance outside the show in 10 years.
Joined by Simon O'Donoghue, President of the First National Foundation, Mr Blackman arrived at the golf course in spectacular style via helicopter - thanks to Helifish.
The day culminated in the excitement of the $10, 0000 cash raffle draw, with the lucrative prize going to lucky Territorian, Travis Uzkuraitis.
Jeremy O'Donoghue said the money raised by the OFN Golf Day will go to the Red Cross Emergency REDiPlan, which helps to prepare Territorians for emergencies, especially those who are vulnerable, new arrivals and for whom English is not a first language.
“With the number of cyclones, bushfires and floods experienced in the Top End, REDiPlan has never been so important,” said Mr O'Donoghue.
“We are pleased to be able to contribute to this positive cause, ensuring Territorians are adequately prepared for natural disasters.”
“The fundraising result is a demonstration of our commitment to giving back to the local community.”
The money is distributed through the First National Foundation, the philanthropic arm of First National Real Estate, which was founded to focus fundraising efforts to strengthen local communities.
Nationally, First National Foundation partners with Australian Red Cross to help communities in crisis.
Locally owned and operated, O'Donoghues First National was awarded the 2011 Real Estate Institute of the Northern Territory Community Service Award following last year's Golf Day, which raised a significant $40,000 for Red Cross.