2020 has been a tough year for many, but few more so than the Davidson family from Horsham.
The youngest of three teenage children, 12-year-old Kobe Davidson has been dealing with a severe cardiac condition, and as such his family have spent much of the year at Ronald McDonald House in Parkville.
Ronald McDonald House is one of three charities to share in $65,000 in donations as part of GRV and Off The Bench radio’s Chase for Charity initiative in 2020.
GRV Chair Peita Duncan joined Ronald McDonald House CEO Peter Bishop in the Off The Bench studio this morning to present Kobe’s family with corporate box tickets to Day 2 of cricket’s Boxing Day test at the MCG, as well as a family pass to Village Gold Class cinemas.
And in a further surprise, Ms Duncan also offered the family exclusive tickets to greyhound racing’s 2021 Australian Cup Final at The Meadows on 27 February including a view of the action from behind the boxes and accommodation at Crown.
Kobe’s father Gary, who was overwhelmed with appreciation, said his family are no strangers to greyhound racing, living a stone’s throw from the Horsham track.
*Listen to this morning’s heart-warming presentation below.
2020 CHASE FOR CHARITY – 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
FROM LEFT: Hosts Craig Hutchison and Liam Pickering, Ronald McDonald House CEO Peter Bishop and GRV Chair Peita Duncan in the Off The Bench studio this morning. TOP OF PAGE: The quartet with Ms Duncan’s pet greyhound Pidge (race name Back On Lava).