Three wonderful charities are set to share in more than $75,000 after the recent conclusion of greyhound racing’s 2020 ‘Chase for Charity’ promotion.
In the first of three post-event presentations over the coming weeks, GRV CEO Alan Clayton (above right) and his pet greyhound Zoe popped into SEN’s studio this morning to present a runner-up cheque for $22,052.50 to the Victorian Men’s Shed Association (VMSA).
VMSA President Lindsay Oates and CEO Derek O’Leary were on hand to recive the cheque and explained that the donation would be used to assist men in the Gippsland region who have been traumatised by bushfire.
A pillar of Saturday morning radio in recent years, ‘Chase for Charity’ segments are aired on 1116 SEN and throughout a multitude of stations throughout regional Victoria via the ACE Radio network.
About Men’s Shed:
Men’s Shed is a Australian-wide community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects. More specifically, the Victorian Men’s Shed Association has seen the number of Sheds in Victoria increase from 38 in 2007 to in excess of 325 today.
About ‘Chase for Charity’:
Each weekend for 40 weeks during 2020 ‘Off The Bench’ hosts Craig Hutchison (Ronald McDonald House) and Liam Pickering (Men’s Shed Association) placed $500 each on a greyhound, with all winnings being raised for their respective charities. A weekly $500 bet was also placed on a greyhound on behalf of the Maddie’s Vision charity.
2020 Final standings
1st Ronald McDonald House (Hutchy) $23,292.64.
2nd Victorian Men’s Shed Association (Pickers) $22,052.50.
3rd Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision (Nick & Jack Riewoldt) $19,749.50.