Nick and Karen Smith from Raine and Horne Mary Valley got into the spirit of Halloween for a charity golf day.
Nick and Karen Smith from Raine and Horne Mary Valley got into the spirit of Halloween for a charity golf day. Contributed

Golf day raises funds

NICK and Karen Smith from Raine and Horne Mary Valley were the drivers behind a charity golf day last Sunday which raised nearly $4000 for the children’s ward at Gympie Hospital.

The day was a smashing success with 64 players forming teams of four to play off against each other in two rounds of nine holes along the unique golf course set amongst the railway tracks at Imbil.

There was a fancy dress theme to coincide with Halloween and Nick said it was great to see many of the players get into the spirit.

It was their second annual event, which came about because the Smiths and their friends wanted to try and get community back together after four years of dealing with the dam issue.

“It was a fun day,” Nick said.

“We picked the children’s ward to be the recipients of the fundraising because no one seemed to be doing anything for them.

“Sick children need our support – they are our future.

“The whole Mary Valley community put in either as volunteers or through the local businesses.”

People from Pomona, Gympie and the Valley made up the numbers, Red Cross supplied the catering and St Johns Ambulance donated their time.

Next year it will be on again so mark your calendar for the Halloween weekend in October.

Businesses can also sponsor a golf hole for $100 and in return can put up signs and/or banners near the green.

Anyone who would like to register a team for next year’s golf charity event or sponsor a hole can contact Nick at 5488 6000.

Gympie Times


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