Golf day raises funds

Merv Williams, Rachael Ralston, Ashlee and Mitchell Lawrence, and Brent McGinnes.           d435467
Merv Williams, Rachael Ralston, Ashlee and Mitchell Lawrence, and Brent McGinnes.         d435467

It took two cricketers in Rod Marsh and Terry Alderman to first come up with the idea to hold a golf day fundraiser for Rocky Bay in 1981, and the event is now in its 34th year.

Last Friday saw more than 100 people take part in the fundraiser, with $25,000 expected to be raised.

Rocky Bay marketing manager Simon Page said the money would be used for its wishing tree and assistive technology to help increase independence among people living with a disability.

�Specifically this year it will go towards a project for our Advanced Technology Solutions program, using humanoid robots with children with autism to develop and improve communication, social skills and interaction,� he said.