The Moolarben Celebrity Golf Classic raised thousands for local charities

GIVING BACK: Fran Trisley (Pioneer House), Steve Archinal (Moolarben GM), Peter Mayson (Mudgee golf pro), Carolyn Peek (Lifeskills Plus CEO) and Renea Williams (Lifeskills Plus) gathered at the Mudgee Golf Club to celebrate the money raised from the event. Photo: Scott Fittler
GIVING BACK: Fran Trisley (Pioneer House), Steve Archinal (Moolarben GM), Peter Mayson (Mudgee golf pro), Carolyn Peek (Lifeskills Plus CEO) and Renea Williams (Lifeskills Plus) gathered at the Mudgee Golf Club to celebrate the money raised from the event. Photo: Scott Fittler

This year’s Moolarben Celebrity Golf classic made unprecedented waves throughout the Mid-Western region and as a result of that success, a pair of charities reaped massive financial rewards.

Lifeskills Plus and Pioneer House each received $15,000 from the event, adding to the list of charities that have been given boosts over the years.

Mudgee junior golf and the Mudgee Men’s Shed were also aided by the event. However, a lot of these financial coups wouldn’t have been available without the event’s sponsors, Property Shop, Oriental Hotel, Ross Granata Motors and Mid State Smash Repairs.

Moolarben Coal General Manager Steve Archinal says it’s a pleasure to be a part of such an influential event that continually powers local charities.

“The Moolarben Coal Celebrity Golf Classic is a unique event that brings the Mudgee community together to provide much needed financial support for local not-for-profits groups,” Archinal said.

“It’s a great initiative with the ability to make a genuine difference.”

It’s not a function that’s put together overnight and Archinal took the time to express his appreciation towards the characters who make it possible.

“I also want to acknowledge the commitment of the organisers Peter Sterling, Ken Sutcliffe and Peter Mayson,” he said.

“They continue to ensure the day is a huge success year in, year out.”

Archinal envisages Moolarben Coal continually bolstering the Mid-Western region by giving support to local projects.

“The Classic has provided over $140,000 in funding over the last 5 years which is a tremendous effort,” he said.