On March 17 2022, the insurance industry came together at Bonnie Doon Golf Club, for a day of golf and giving at the inaugural You Can Golf Day.
Thank you to longtime Sony Foundation supporter, Raj Nanra (C.E.O of SLE Holdings Pty Ltd) for having the vision to establish this event with his network of 120 keen golfers.
The event raised nearly $27,000 for Sony Foundation’s You Can Stay program, providing 2700 nights of accommodation for regional youth cancer patients. A moving speech from Raj’s personal experience, and You Can Champion, Nikhil Autar (who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17), inspired the generosity to assist regional families in remaining together during difficult times.
Raj said, “After nearly nine months of planning this day, to see clear blue skies and a full house was extremely humbling. The difference this will make to so many families cannot be understated. A sincere thank you to all those that supported this event including the sponsors, Sony Foundation and The Charity Challenge.”
Thank you to sponsors for supporting the inaugural You Can Golf Day including:
- Platinum Sponsor: Steadfast
- Gold Sponsors: AON, QBE, Insurance Advisernet, Marsh, PSC Insurance Group;
- Sponsors: Hollard, 365 Assist, Blue Zebra, Hunter Wealth, , Allianz, Nti,GT Insurance, AHI, Vero, SLE Worldwide, Iqumulate, Zurich, CGU, CHUBB, Whitbread
- Live Auction Donors: Sony Australia and SLE Holdings
Sophie Ryan, CEO of Sony Foundation said, “We are incredibly grateful for the personal efforts of Raj to rally his network to raise funds for youth cancer, a cause close to his heart. This is a great example of corporates coming together to make a tangible, and immediate difference in the lives of many regional families. We look forward to seeing the event grow year on year!”
The You Can Golf Day will return in 2023 and we cant wait to see you there!
If you would like to register interest or enquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Lorin at Sony Foundation, Lorin@sonyfoundation.org.au or The Charity Challenge on www.thecharitychallenge.com