17 May The devils at Divas on the Green!
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation provide integral services to the Hunter region. Loving what these wonderful local charities do and with our desire to give back to the community, we couldn’t resist an opportunity to take part in the 2019 Divas on the Green as a gold sponsor.
This annual event, created by Michelle Faithfull, creates unique opportunities where people can come together, have some fun and raise valuable funds for charity.
Dressing up has become a tradition and every year the costumes get wilder and wackier. Weilding pitchforks, ready to intimidate our way to the top of the leaderboard for best costume, we decided to channel our inner rebels, dorning horns and pointy tails, and completed the look with a devilish smile!
Monica Clare Recruitment team member Ty was responsible for overseeing the shenanigans on our sponsored 10th hole. Here we had to use a pool cue to line up a pool ball and if you made the shot, you won a tabletop snooker set. Fancy? We think so!
Clare showed us how it’s done when she snookered a hole-in-one on the green, her teammates raising their pitchforks and cheering her on. Though the course was dampened by an awful lot of rain, our spirits were not – we were having far too much fun!
Last year the event raised $16,600 with a tidy $8,300 going to each charity. This year that total was beat, with $9,250 for each charity from a grand total of $18,500.
About the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation
1 in 8 Hunter women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with around 600 new cases diagnosed in the Hunter each year.
The Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation offers support and practical assistance to those undergoing treatment for breast cancer in the Hunter region.
Their comfort packs are provided free of charge to anyone undergoing breast surgery – these include a cushion which provides relief during recovery from surgery, a drainage bag and information on other services provided by HBCF.
To ease the burden on families, and help patients focus on their treatment and recovery, they offer house cleaning, lawn maintenance as well as free transportation to and from treatment and medical appointments through our supportive care program.
About the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
No one has ever had to pay to be assisted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. That is because people in the community, along with the NSW Government, provide the funds to ensure the rescue helicopters are there when, and where, they are needed.
The Rescue Helicopters operate from three bases at Belmont Airport (Newcastle), Lismore Airport and Tamworth Airport. Deep maintenance, engineering and administration are at Broadmeadow (Newcastle).
Monica, Ty, and Clare are pictured with Penelope Bowling from Premier Youthworks (left) and Nicole Redmond from North Construction (right).