THE annual Shipping Industry Charity Golf Challenge has raised more than $633,500 for the Oncology Research Unit at Westmead Children’s Hospital over its 26 years running.
Last year’s event alone contributed $33,500 to the good work that the research unit does.
Several members of the Golf Challenge committee carried out an official cheque handover ceremony at the hospital. Pictured is Lesley Eldershaw (Royal Wolf), Michael Coffey OAM, Oncology Unit head Dr Geoff McCowage and Paul Nicholson (Seaway).
Dr McCowage, told DCN about a girl named Lily-Rose who is participating in a clinical trial at the hospital.
“Lilly-Rose’s experience is a great example of what we can achieve for children through having a clinical trials program,” he said.
“Lily-Rose has obtained access to an experimental drug – something she couldn’t have got otherwise; it has totally transformed her life.”
Dr McCowage said the support of the shipping industry is vital as the unit runs the clinical trials program.
“Through these trials we aim to help the children in our care today, and make progress to help the children of the future,” he said.
The Golf Challenge committee thanked the 2017 major sponsors Adaptalift Hyster, DP World Australia, Daily Cargo News, Norton White, NSW Ports, Patrick and Royal Wolf. The committee also extended thanks to hole sponsors AAT, BSM Global, Containerliners Aust, Cummins, FTA/APSA, JPC Reefer Services, MGL Logistics, Newcastle Stevedores, Qube, Seaway, Spotpress, Swire, Thermo King, and Triton. And thanks is also due to Svitzer Australia, the breakfast sponsor.
The next Shipping Industry Charity Golf Challenge will be held on 23 October at the Mona Vale Golf Club in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Save the date. To register a team, email Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org.