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  • October 17, 2016

    The LBW Trust 11th Annual Golf Day and Dinner

    Peter O'Malley with the winning team from B Online Learning: Rebecca Hall, Bronwyn Stell, Ben Saunders and Wayne Walters

    A clear blue sky day greeted the 96 strong field of golfers at the Annual LBW Trust Golf Day. With 24 teams assembled to take on the Roseville Golf Club, it was always going to be competitive, and it was no surprise that many of the golfer’s took advantage of Peter O’Malley’s shot on the 12th hole. Peter was generous imparting with his golf knowledge and the golfers were keen to linger and talk to Peter about his golfing life. If that was not enough there was more advice on the 4th hole from seniors pro Guy Wall, and again on the 18th hole with the local knowledge from Roseville professional Scott Spence.

    It was encouraging to see an increase in the number of woman golfers participating this year and the Ambrose format helped even out the teams. In fact, the women were well represented in the prizes with Deb Danielson winning the straightest drive and Jane Anne Dempsey nearest the pin on the 4th hole. Other winners included Ben Hoper on the 8th and Paul Betar on the 15th. Longest drive belonged to John Glasheen for the men and Bec Hall for the ladies.

    Once the golf was completed, prizes awarded, it was a quick refreshment before a change and into dinner. Hosted by Shannon Byrne from ABC Grandstand, the room was keen to hear from golf pro Peter O’Malley and his life on the tour. Chloe Dalton and her Olympic gold medal for Rugby Sevens in Rio also provided insight to her fantastic win and what it took to get there.
     
    Overall, the Annual LBW Trust Golf and Dinner was a resounding success. Chairman David Vaux addressed the room and reminded everybody the value of their support in the continual education of young people in attaining tertiary education qualifications. At last count the LBW Trust is actively helping over 2300 students in impoverished countries across the globe.

  • September 12, 2016

    Let's support Sydney University student Sam Quinn running for the LBW Trust in the Sydney Marathon...

    On September 18 2016, Sam Quinn, a University of Sydney law student and Sydney University Football Club player, will run the Blackmores Sydney Marathon to raise funds for The LBW Trust.

    When asked about his initiative, Sam said “The opportunity to have an education is a right that many of us take for granted. Some, like the inspirational Kakenya Ntaiya have had to make incomparable sacrifices just to go to school.

    "I have been inspired to run a marathon so that I can help give others an education. To use sport, something which has given me so much, as a way to open doors for young men and women in the developing world, would be incredible.”

    To support Sam’s run, please visit https://bsrf2016.gofundraise.com.au/page/SamQuinn.  All funds raised will support the ongoing projects of The LBW Trust. Donations are tax deductible.