Sydney pub Coogee Bay Hotel has celebrated another fundraising triumph, raising $267,000 at its most recent charity golf day. The funds, which mark the highest amount raised since the inception of the initiative, will be donated to Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Donations raised at the Bonnie Doon Golf Club on Thursday 19 October will provide essential support to the foundation, enhancing its mission to offer world class care to young patients and their families. With this year’s contribution, the total funds raised for the foundation by Coogee Bay Hotel now exceed $3.86 million.
General manager David Gregory, who was named Publican of the Year at last night’s Australian Liquor Industry Awards, spoke about the initiative.
“Being the heart and hub of Coogee, we’ve always taken immense pride in nurturing and uplifting our community. We’re pleased we could raise so much money for our neighbours at Sydney Children’s Hospital and it’s gratifying to witness the generosity of our community to go toward tangible support for such a worthy cause.”
The Coogee Bay Hotel has a long legacy of giving, following the launch of the Powch Day initiative in 1993, where one dollar from every schooner sale was donated to the Prince of Wales Children’s Hospital. Since then, the initiative has blossomed into the annual charity golf day.
On top of the annual fundraiser, Coogee Bay Hotel also donates 100 rooms from its boutique hotel each year for sick children and their families without accommodation.