Ray White Whangamata recently hosted the inaugural Ray White Golf Day at Whangamata Golf Course on behalf of Ronald McDonald House. The day was part of an overall community and fundraising programme run by Ray White Whangamata. Over 100 golfers participated in the inaugural event in groups of four.
Steve Morrison, business owner of Ray White Whangamata, said that the day had been a huge success in all respects. He commented that the spirit in which the day unfolded, including some good shots on the golf course together with some unusually bad shots combined with a lot of enjoyment for those who were actively part of the day. “We were also able to acknowledge Ronald McDonald House and St Johns Ambulance with donations via auctions and raffles to support these causes who do such wonderful work within the community.”
Wayne Howett, Chief Executive of Ronald McDonald House, attended the golf day and spoke on behalf of the House, acknowledging the wonderful support and effort of Ray White Whangamata in holding such a successful day.
Overall the funds raised on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Auckland totalled $9,000 and Wayne acknowledged the support of those who attended and said that the monies will go towards those who stay at Ronald McDonald House. “During the past 12 months over 200 families from the Thames and Coromandel districts have stayed at the House and so the money raised was a valuable contribution to the continuing need to support those who are less fortunate than others.”
Trish Morrison, joint business owner of Ray White Whangamata, acknowledged those who helped throughout the day, in particular the team members of Ray White. She said that one of the other support networks for the area was St Johns Ambulance and how they were proud to be able to raise $2,000 from a raffle on behalf of St Johns.
Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, attended the golf day and called the auction in support of Ronald McDonald House. He said it was great to see the community coming together in Whangamata and acknowledged the work that had been put in by the local Ray White office to hold such a successful event.
In total $11,000 was raised on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Auckland and St Johns Ambulance.