By Annette Shailer
The donation was raised during last year’s 10th annual Coogee Bay Hotel Charity Golf Day, with more than 120 hospitality industry guests attending.
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Adam Check, accepted the donation from the Coogee Bay Hotel managing director, Chris Cheung.
“This cheque for the Sydney Children’s Hospital represents not just the Coogee Bay but the industry as a whole — our partners, our suppliers, and our staff. They all contributed to this and it’s a credit to our industry,” Cheung said.
The assembled media, hospital representatives and hospitality members including AHA NSW president, Scott Leach, were then led on a hospital tour.
SCH nurse unit manager, Jennifer Mirto, said donations tipping $1 million over the past 10 years have provided benefits, including state-of-the-art paediatric digital integrated operating theatres and sleeping and bathroom facilities for parents of children being treated at the hospital.
“The donations enhance care making it a better place to treat kids and their families,” Mirto said.
In further news, Randwick City council has asked the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing (OLGR) to impose a 1am lockout on the Coogee Bay Hotel and the Beach Palace Hotels.
The Liquor Act 2007 that is to commence on July 1 has a provision where the OLGR can make a declaration for particular licensed premises preventing patrons entering or re-entering after a specific time. The director’s new powers come into effect on July 1.
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