Golfers chip in to raise money for domestic & family violence prevention

Golfers chip in to raise money for domestic & family violence prevention

Over $4500 was raised by 102 golfers at this month’s Gladstone Engineering Alliance Charity Golf Day to help a local group eliminate domestic violence from our community.

Coordinated Community Response to Domestic & Family Violence (CCRDFV) Chairperson Vicki Dredge said the funds, which would be used to provide a range of education and awareness campaigns and programs, were greatly appreciated.

“More importantly the day provided a wonderful opportunity… to raise much needed education and awareness about the importance of ridding domestic and family violence from our community,” she said.

“We are a hardworking group of volunteers and it would take a lot of fundraising activities by these

members to raise this sort of money and awareness, so to everybody involved thanks for your kind


GEA General Manager Chantale Lane said the Charity Golf Day was one of the alliance’s most successful to date.

“Everybody had a great day, and the event would not have been possible without the support of our

sponsors, supporters and the players who turned up today,” Ms Lane said.

“GEA wants to give a huge shout out to our principal partner Kaefer and major sponsors BOC, 4PS Software, Jemmick Gear Cutting & Engineering, Avis Car Rental, Dennis Contracting Services, Rayment Excavations and ACL Industrial Technology for helping to make this year’s event the success that it was.”

First place on the day was taken out by the Homeground 2 Team made up of David Ahern, Damien Hill and Mark Grambeur.

Gladstone Ports Corporation Sparkies Shane Dodds, David Giles and Darren Schultz finished second, and David Mansfield, Troy Huggett and Bryce Pereka third.

Prize for the Longest Drive went to Curtis Hyne, and Nearest to the Pin was Jarrod Valentine.

For more information on CCRDFV, including how you can get involved as a volunteer, visit