Sydney’s Coogee Bay Hotel helped raise more than $120,000 yesterday (September 11) at its 11th annual charity golf day, with the proceeds to go to the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Friends of the venue were on hand to help, including Sydney Swan Ryan O’Keefe, former Swans Brad Seymour and Heath James, and local marathon runner Peter Wilson, who is soon to run the Antarctic with a sled.

The funds add to the $1.3 million raised by the hotel’s previous golf days over the years, which have been used to build the hospital’s two minimally invasive operating theatres that were opened in 2006.

The big day always brings out a range of supplier representatives and budding golfers, who yesterday gathered at Bonnie Doon Golf Course.

Coogee Bay Hotel general manager Tony Williams said it was a great day.

“It’s brilliant the support we have received this year and over past years from our friends at Coca Cola, Tooheys, Smiths Snack Foods, Fosters, Diageo, BMW and Red Bull,” he said. “Golf is a great way to get together with our friends, hit a ball around and raise money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital — a cause close to many of our hearts. 

"Most of us who have put this event together have kids, and I guess that’s why we put so much effort into the day. And when we see all the great things going on at the hospital, and where the money we have raised is going, it becomes a little addictive. We just can’t help giving it our best.”


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