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Emotions run high as Danny Frawley Centre receives $12.5K windfall

The Danny Frawley Centre for Health and Wellbeing was presented with a $12,250 donation today courtesy of GRV’s annual Chase for Charity fundraiser.

GRV’s General Manager Marketing & Strategic Communication, Louise Martin was a guest on 1116 SEN’s Off The Bench radio show this morning to present the money to the late Danny Frawley’s daughter, Chelsea.

Danny was a cherished friend of greyhound racing, with his greyhound namesake Spud Regis (pictured above with Danny) taking out two Group 1 events – the Australian Cup and the Adelaide Cup before retiring to stud.

“Danny and other coaches helped out young people in trouble in the Justice system and he was amazing” – LOUISE MARTIN

Louise spoke fondly about her personal connection with the former AFL great and popular media personality, who devoted much of his life to creating awareness about mental health.

Each weekend during the 2021 AFL season, Off The Bench hosts Craig Hutchison (Ronald McDonald House) and Liam Pickering (McAuley House) 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 Danny Frawley Centre.

ABOVE: A signed football presented by Danny Frawley to Louise Martin on behalf of the AFL Coaches Association in 2010.

2021 Chase for CharityFinal standings

1st McAuley Foundation (Pickers)
Providing 24/7 crisis support and temporary accommodation for women and children who have experienced family violence.

2nd Danny Frawley Centre for Health and Wellbeing (Frawley Family) $12,250
A ground-breaking initiative created in honour of the late Danny Frawley designed to tackle mental health issues in the community.

3rd Ronald McDonald House (Hutchy) $10,580
Keeping families together and close to the care their child needs.

*GRV’s Chase for Charity has raised more the $200,000 for various charities since it began in 2016.

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About Andrew Copley - Racing Communication Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 20 years of experience working as a greyhound racing reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset.
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