Rotary presents Opera proceeds
The Rotary Club of Woy Woy has presented funds to beneficiaries of its 12th Opera in the Arboretum.
Club president Mr Vic Deeble presented close to $40,000 at a dinner to thank sponsors for their support of the event.
Mr John Mazaroli accepted a donation for Regional Youth Support Services, which provides services for youth aged 12 to 25 years to address the relief of poverty, distress, misfortune and destitution.
Donations were also made to Coast Community Connections and Peninsula Village, accepted by Ms Jeanette Martin and Mr Shane Neaves respectively.
Another major beneficiary was Australian Rotary Health, one of the largest independent funders of mental health research in Australia.
It will use these funds to conduct a university research project the club has commissioned into dementia, over the next three years.
The Rotary Foundation also received funds to support their humanitarian projects.
"Our club raises funds to support others who do good in the world," Mr Deeble said.
"The Opera is our major annual fundraiser and relies heavily on sponsorship," he said.
"The Sponsors' Night dinner was a way for both our club and those who received funding to say thanks to the sponsors for their generous support."
Media release, 27 Apr 2017
Joan Redmond, Rotary Club of Woy Woy
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