A great day on the greens

A large group of people are standing outdoors, in front of a giant piggy bank, with the sunrise behind. They have their arms in the air and are smiling at the camera.

It was a tee-rific day on the greens on Tuesday! Thank you to everyone who joined our very special golf day and helped us raise vital funds to improve the quality of life of children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Thank you so much to our MC John Deeks, auctioneer John Moyle and entertainers’ Peter Thackrah and Greg Champion for keeping everyone entertained throughout the lunch.

We were also honoured to have very special sibling Bailey and his mum Ros join the lunch to share their family’s story and treasured memories of sister and daughter, Coco.

“One of life’s most honouring and most harrowing places to be is determining the wishes of a dying child with no voice, and this is where Very Special Kids entered our lives. They coached, they championed, they supported, they loved, they listened, they sat, and they breathed with us.”

Bailey, Coco’s brother

Another incredible speaker was world wheelchair rugby champion, James McQuillan who shared some inspiring words after lunch.

The Woodlands Golf Day was started by Very Special Kids’ parents Penny and Tim, as a tribute to their son Toby, who passed away only eight days after his first birthday.  The family still attend year on year and Penny has generously taken photos of the event. Thank you to Penny, Tim and their sons Jake and Lachlan for their ongoing support.

Lastly, thank you to presenting partner Lowe Living, our hole sponsors Centuria Capital Group, Community Bank Parkdale and our in-kind supporters for supporting the event!