From left: Liam Pickering, Brent Harvey, GRV Chair Peita Duncan, McAuley Community Services for Women Head of Communications, Advocacy and Fundraising Felicity Pringle, Sportsbet’s GM Marketing Tim Hernadi, Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Partnerships Manager Pippa Wood, Victorian Men’s Shed Association CEO Derek O’Leary and Craig Hutchison at the 2023 Chase for Charity Cheque Presentation. 📸 Photo by Jackson Franz.

  • Saturday, 22 Jul, 2023,
  • by Andrew Copley

Boomer, McAuley biggest winners

Three wonderful charities have shared in a somewhat unexpected $50,000 windfall to cap GRV’s Chase for Charity campaign for 2023.

Key representatives from McAuley Community Services for Women, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Victorian Men’s Shed Association arrived at SEN studios on Saturday morning for the 2023 Chase for Charity cheque presentation, where they were expecting to receive a combined $19,453.55 courtesy of winning greyhounds bets placed by celebrity tipsters Brent Harvey, Craig Hutchison and Liam Pickering over the past 17 weekends as part of 1116 SEN’s Off The Bench radio show.

However, Sportsbet’s General Manager Marketing, Tim Hernadi also dropped into the studio for the presentation where he made the surprise announcement that Sportsbet would round the donation total up to an even $50,000.

The additional $30,546.50 Sportsbet donation will be split evenly between the respective charities.

GRV Chair Peita Duncan and winning tipster ‘Boomer’ Harvey were also in attendance, with Peita bringing along her pet greyhounds Dynamite and Bonnie, the latter celebrating her fifth birthday on the day.

GRV’s Chase for Charity has raised more than $275,000 for various charities since it began in 2016.

GRV Chair Peita Duncan and her pet greyhound Bonnie get a photo with AFL great and Chase for Charity winning tipster Brent ‘Boomer’ Harvey to celebrate Bonnie’s fifth birthday.

Andrew CopleyAndrew Copley

Andrew Copley

Communications Manager at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 25 years’ experience as a reporter with National Greyhound Form newspaper and GRV. Former Watchdog form analyst. Adopter of celebrity greyhound, Fred Basset. Victorian Greyhound of the Year and Victorian greyhound racing Hall of Fame panel member.

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