Do Something Day A Success – Celebrating An Iconic Partnership
On Wednesday 19 July 2017, Revesby Workers’ Club hosted a 2GB live broadcast in recognition of “Do Something Day”. Ben Fordham, the much loved broadcaster and television host, was on hand to lend his support for the cause- with the much anticipated launch of “Ben’s Bangers”. This was a 2GB wide competition that saw many entries to determine what would constitute the most favourite of all sausage recipes from their listeners. For a gold coin donation, patrons could try one of Ben’s Bangers in a roll & all proceeds were donated to the Asbestos Diseases Foundation. The Club and Clubs NSW matched the amount of money raised, hundreds of dollars worthy cause!
Revesby Workers’ Club didn’t stop there when it came to Do Something Day. “Book It Forward” was an initiative that involved the collection of new or lightly used books, that could be donated to local schools, Charities & The NEWLY OPENED Icon Cancer Centre in Revesby. Dr. Robin Weeks, the founder of Brigadoon Medical Centre, worked tirelessly over a three year period to see that The Icon Cancer was established in its current location due to the lack of Oncology support and treatment in the area. Edward Camilleri, CEO of Revesby Workers’ Club was also instrumental in cementing this partnership and commitment to the community. ~ We are Proud to say that we collected thousands of books during this initiative, a testament to the local community and the Members of Revesby Workers’ Club who donated in force!
Health Mates Fitness Centre also joined the collection brigade, raising much needed funds by serving porridge at breakfast and soup during the evening, all for a donation to cancer research.
It is with the support of all of our Members and the local community that days like “Do Something Day” are a huge success. A big thanks goes out to all involved including Staff, Members, the local community and of course Ben Fordham and the 2GB crew whose professionalism and passion for the cause was evident for all to see. We are already gearing up to make “Do Something Day” even bigger next year!