By Clyde Mooney
The 15th Annual Coogee Bay Hotel (CBH) Charity Golf Day braved stormy Spring weather to raise over $190K for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Guests and celebrities, including former Tiger Benny Elias, Sydney Swans Nick Malceski and Mitch Morton and TV presenter Deborah Hutton, donned the glove and raincoat to chase the white ball around Pagewood’s famous Bonnie Doon Golf Course.
Chris Cheung and CBH have pledged to raise $1 million for the hospital over five years for the construction of a new surgical wing, to help the hospital remain at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
Chris Cheung signing the cheque for $191,912
This year's record amount of $191,912 was raised from tickets to the golf day, donations and the charity auction that takes place over lunch after the game.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the 15th annual Coogee Bay Hotel Charity Golf Day in support of the Sydney Children’s Hospital – to our sponsors, players, volunteers and Coogee Bay Hotel team for their generosity of time and spirit," said C.Inc managing director, Chris Cheung.
"The Coogee Bay Hotel Charity Golf Day is for the kids; we value being able to help support the Sydney Children’s Hospital in helping sick children.
"We look forward to continuing our support in raising funds for the new Hospital surgical wing."
Over the past 14 years CBH has raised more than $1.8 million for the hospital.
Australian Hotelier magazine was a media partner of the CBH Charity Golf Day.