Greyhound Racing NSW is pleased to announce that its 65 Roses Campaign staged throughout May raised $40,636 for Cystic Fibrosis Australia and Cystic Fibrosis NSW.
GRNSW Chairman Eve McGregor visited the office of Cystic Fibrosis NSW this week to present a cheque to Cystic Fibrosis NSW CEO Alex Huntir and Cystic Fibrosis Australia CEO David Jack.
As part of the Cystic Fibrosis’ 65 Roses Day campaign, each of the 35 greyhound racing tracks in NSW staged their own 65 Roses Race Meeting in May. Every time a greyhound wearing the red rug (number one) won a race at a 65 Roses Race Meeting, Greyhound Racing NSW donated $250 to Cystic Fibrosis.
Speaking at the cheque presentation, Greyhound Racing NSW Chairman Eve McGregor said the success of the 65 Roses campaign was due to the active involvement of all GRNSW clubs and participants.
“Every GRNSW club has contributed in some way to the success of the 65 Roses campaign. This is best shown by the fact that more than half the total amount raised was through the clubs ancillary activities conducted either during the 65 Roses Race Meetings or throughout the month of May,” Ms McGregor said.
“I would also like to thank all of the regional media outlets – particularly our media partners the WIN and NBN Television networks – for supporting the campaign throughout May and ensuring it was such a great success.”
The highlight of the campaign came when the target of 65 Red Dog winners was fittingly reached at the final 65 Roses Race Meeting at Dapto on May 31.
Cystic Fibrosis Australia CEO David Jack said he was amazed by the generosity shown from the greyhound racing community.
“Raising over $40,000 puts Greyhound Racing NSW at the forefront of our fundraising efforts and that is a significant achievement,” Mr Jack said.
“It’s clear to all of us at Cystic Fibrosis Australia and NSW that the people involved in greyhound racing have big hearts and are not only there to participate in their sport, but also to support their community. Put simply, we have been overwhelmed with their compassion and support of the 65 Roses campaign and I hope that can continue for years to come.”
Cystic Fibrosis NSW CEO Alex Huntir said the money raised through GRNSW’s 65 Roses campaign would go to a good cause.
“The donation will help people living with Cystic Fibrosis by finding new therapies and assisting with their day-to-day living,” Mr Huntir said.
“We can’t thank Greyhound Racing NSW, its clubs and its participants enough for the kindness they showed throughout May.”
Pictured (from left to right): GRNSW Chairman Eve McGregor, Cystic Fibrosis NSW CEO Alex Huntir, Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising Manager Sally Shepherd, Cystic Fibrosis Australia CEO David Jack
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