Elly Stig 28th Memorial Golf Day seeks auction donations

Elly Stig Memorial Golf Day founder Ray Stig with Kelly Jones from CBA Nambucca, winner of Longest Drive on the day.


GOLFERS can now sign up to the 28th charitable Elly Stig Memorial Golf Day.

Kicking off the year on 2 January, 2022 the annual fundraiser will again be held at the Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club.

Local legend Ray Stig created the day in 1994, after losing his granddaughter Elly to childhood cancer.

To date, the Elly Stig Memorial Golf Day has raised $419000, donated to the Children’s Cancer Institute, for research into Childhood cancer.

“Elly was eleven months old when she passed away from a rare form of Leukemia in 1993, at Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital in Randwick,” Raelene Squires, Ray’s daughter, told News Of The Area.

“After Elly passed away from this cruel disease, Dad decided to organise a fundraiser, to raise much needed funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute, into research of children’s cancers.”

To take part in the Golf Day the cost is $25pp, which includes nine holes of golf and a barbeque lunch.

With a four-person Ambrose, hit off is at 7.30am or 10am, with a shotgun start.

The attendance of golfers on the day usually ranges between 150-180 players.

Much of the fundraising is generated through the Charity Auction.

“Over the years, we have received many items from numerous sporting organisations, businesses offering experiences and very generous donations from individuals in our local community.”

With the date firmly in the diary, the organisers say they are now keenly seeking donations for the auction.

“We normally start our year, seeking donations around July, but we were undecided as to whether the day would go ahead due to COVID.

“Hence, we are a bit light on auction items at present, so if anyone would like to donate any items or sponsor our day, we would be greatly appreciative.

“We have had one very generous donation already in, a Sydney City Roosters Framed jumper that has been signed by The Roosters Legends.

“These legends include Arthur Beetson, Ron Cooke, Jack Gibson, Kevin Junee, just to name a few,” said Raelene.

Maurie Roberts and Paul Usher command the audience as the auctioneers, whilst Pam and Bob Pearce keep everyone entertained with their spotting skills.

The Lions Club of Nambucca have always prepared and cooked lunch for all who attend.

“Our day could not be as successful without the support from our very generous community.

“As always quoted, by the Children’s Cancer Institute ‘it’s not if they will find a cure it’s when they find a cure’, that we aspire to,” said Raelene Squires.

To register, contact the Nambucca Island Golf Pro Shop on (02) 6568 8172.

For further information regarding donations, please contact Ray Stig on 0408 837 927.




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