THE current Bushfires have left behind devastation for many residents, businesses and native wildlife in NSW and Australia.
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While the Port Stephens region has remained largely untouched by fire, our local fire services have been actively involved in fighting fires in other areas.
Many Local residents have had family members impacted by the devastation of the ongoing fires or have family members active with the RFS and fighting fires away from home.
As a community focused region, Mayor Ryan Palmer and Nelson Bay Golf Club are co-hosting a Bushfire Appeal Golf Day 13 February 2020 to raise much-needed funds to help our local Fire Services as well as the Salvation Army.
All proceeds from this event will be donated 50% Port Stephens Fire Services (to be divided equally to the fire stations) and 50% to the Salvation Army to help those in need.
The Port Stephens Mayoral Bushfire Appeal Golf Day will tee-off at 12:30pm with teams of 4 in a shotgun start.
Playing a total 18 holes, registration is now open for teams and opportunities are available for Corporate sponsor teams as well.
Ryan Palmer, Mayor said “The Port Stephens community knows first-hand the devastating effects fires can bring on people, properties and wildlife.
“That’s why we stand together with our fellow communities through this devastating bushfire crisis to show our support,” he said.
The Mayor is encouraging our community to get behind this great initiative to raise money for the RFS and for those who have been directly affected by these fires.
Peter Power, Nelson Bay Golf Club President told News Of The Area, ” The Golf Day is an opportunity for our residents and businesses to come together and raise as much as we can for these worthy organisations. It is an opportunity for everyone to help out.
“This day is also for non-Golfers with an Auction to be held from 6pm at the Golf Club.
“Nelson Bay Golf Club is proud to be associated with the Port Stephens Mayoral Bushfire Appeal Golf Day.
“As a community we can make a difference to the bushfire ravaged areas, while also providing resources for our local CFS stations to assist the Port Stephens area in any possible future emergency,” he said.
Trevor Harrison, General Manager stated “We are looking forward to hosting the Port Stephens Mayoral Bushfire Appeal Golf Day to assist in the fund raising for of victims, wildlife, communities and the Country Fire Services.
“Pooling our resources with the Port Stephen Council and Community will ensure maximum funds can be raised to assist where required,” said Harrison.
To register for the event call the Golf Club on (02) 4981 1132 or for more information visit www.nelsonbaygolf.com
By Marian SAMPSON