On Friday 24 February 2017, MercyCare’s corporate partner Datacom held a charity golf day to help brighten the lives of children in our care.
The event was a great success, raising $30,000 for MercyCare’s First Time Ever Fund with 84 people taking part, including a resident of Mercy Village in Wembley.
MercyCare’s First Time Ever Fund gives children in care access to memory-making experiences that build trust, confidence and connection. The experiences are tailored to each child’s personality and interests, and this year will include a trip for Aboriginal children to go back to country for the first time ever.
Datacom’s WA director David Povey said the company had happily stepped up to coordinate the day.
“Rather than simply participating, we wanted to take a hands-on approach to benefit MercyCare by putting the whole event together,” he said
“We’re really proud of our relationship with MercyCare, which is doing such great work for the 65 children in their foster care program and group homes.”
The Golf Day concluded with a dinner and a speech by Jordie Martin, who told her story of going through the foster system from a young age and finding a loving family through MercyCare’s fostering service.
MercyCare CEO Chris Hall said Jordie was a fantastic example of how children in care could thrive when given the opportunity.
“Jordie is an inspirational young woman who was supported by MercyCare’s fostering program, and has now gone on to mentor other young people,” he said.
“We hope that through the First Time Ever Fund, other children in our care will be given experiences and opportunities that improve their lives too.”
A huge thank you to Datacom for coordinating this fantastic event and to all the players who participated. Thanks also to event sponsors HPE Aruba, Cisco, Schneider Electric, and Riteq, Telstra and Forest Grove.
If you would like to donate to MercyCare’s First Time Ever Fund, please visit www.mercycare.com.au/first-time