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Record funds raised on Golf Day

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The annual 2014 Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula Charity Ladies Golf Day Classic sponsored by Bendigo Bank started with a crowd of excited women ready to tee off at Mornington Golf Club.

Proceedings commenced on Friday, 31 October at 8am to raise funds for Dress for Success. Part of the fun was to bid from a selection of 9 eligible, ‘abled’ men to caddy for 9 of the 17 teams set to play 9 hole Ambrose competition.

With champagne in one hand and a muffin in the other, women bid hard and aggressively. First Constable Malcolm attracted the highest bid of $205.

A total of $1,055  was raised from the ‘caddy bidding’, a great start to the fund raising activities.

After the 9 hole game, players enjoyed a lunch at the golf club with prizes, raffles and auctions.

Bernadine Geary, Senior Business Manager of Bendigo Bank commented in an interview with Debra Mar, presenter of RPP FM The Breakfast Table saying 120 women will participate in the events of today and we want to thank the Mornington Golf Club for supporting this event. The complete interview will be played on The Breakfast Table program on RPP FM 98.7FM Tuesday, 4 November at and will be replayed in on the program at 8.40am.

Dress for Success President, Prue Leggoe said, “The day has started absolutely fabulously and we are thrilled Bendigo Bank continues to support this community event with people coming back for another year of fun and laughter.” She added, “We are delighted at the total of funds raised this year and I want to thank the ladies and communities for supporting us.”

Last year the Bendigo Bank Ladies Golf Day Classic for Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula raised over $7,500. The figure raised this year was a total of $12,250. 

Bendigo Bank Ladies Golf Day Classic for Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula helps raise awareness and much needed funds for Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula to continue their free services to disadvantaged girls and women.

The mission of Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula is one of four Australian affiliates of Dress for Success International, a global service that assists over 70,000 women worldwide each year in 14 countries.

Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula provides a free personalized dressing service providing a business (outfit including appropriate accessories, footwear, and cosmetic/toiletry items), counselling and interview preparation to each of our clients.

Clothing Donations to Boutique by businesses or individuals will be gratefully appreciated.

If you require help or know of anyone who would benefit from the wonderful work Dress for Success do to contact Prue or Helen on 9770 0220 or visit:

Dress for Success
Shop 003 Balmoral Walk
Bayside Shopping Centre
Frankston
E: info@dfsmorningtonpeninsula.org
 or LIKE US on 
www.facebook.com/dressforsuccessmorningtonpeninsula

W: dressforsuccess.org/morningtonpeninsula

Be sure to join and be part of this wonderful event for the 2015 Bendigo Bank Ladies Golf Day Classic for Dress for Success Mornington Peninsula.

Compiled by Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi

Pictured L-R Male caddies auctioned off – John Leggoe, Wayne Vowles, Shaun Brown, Tony Hester Andrew Vines, Kent Scholes, Thomas Brown & Kevin Geary. Ladies tee’ing off on Tee 1 is Ola swinging the club is a frolicsome position.