By Andrew Starke
NLG Hotel Group, Australia’s largest publicly listed specialist hotel and gaming owner, has raised $23,000 for this years Movember Foundation.
34 NLG venues took part in the fundraising events, with the staff and community at the Leumeah Hotel raising over $3500 and The Kooringal Hotel in Wagga Wagga was not far behind with $3430.
“In our second year of involvement with Movember, I’m very happy that many venues had a little fun with this initiative while raising money for such a worth while cause,” NLG’s group marketing manager, Alistair Flower, said. “It created great interaction between our hotels and the local communities, which is what it’s all about.”
Sponsored by Toohey’s, NLG registered a group team called ‘NLG Mo Men’.
The aim was to create lots of fun and interaction in the venues between the staff and patrons and raise money for the charity.
This included “Mo Men Parties” at the end of November, “Grow a Mo” and gold coin donation, amongst other initiatives.
The Movember Foundation is a national, not for profit, charitable organisation that runs the Movember event each year.
The Movember event raises awareness around men’s health issues and funds for carefully selected beneficiary partners that are also charitable organisations, with a focus on prostate cancer and depression in men.