The Mental Illness Fellowship (MIF) of Victoria has received yet another generous donation of $108,375 from global power transmissions supplier SEW-Eurodrive , as a result of the company’s annual charity golf day and dinner auction.
SEW- Eurodrive's charity golf day included 18-holes at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Melbourne, designed by Greg Norman.
Despite heavy rain, the charity golf day was attended by over 120 enthusiastic golfers and volunteers, with winning honours going to SEW-Eurodrive’s Managing Director, Robert Merola and his team. This was the first time in the charity golf day's 13 year history that the Managing Director has taken out the winning title.
The dinner auction, hosted by Marty Fields of "Hey Hey It’s Saturday" fame, was held at Melbourne’s Tabcorp Park, where guests were entertained by the band "Essential", featuring guest vocalist and 2006 Australian Idol finalist, Ricky Muscat.
Merola presented a cheque to MIF, acknowledging their hard work and dedication in assisting Victorian’s dealing with mental illness.
“Mental illness is not a topic we often like to discuss, so these charity events are just as much about raising awareness as they are about raising money,” says Merola.
“Along with the friends of SEW-Eurodrive, we are pleased to be able to support the MIF in this way.”
Over the past 12 years, SEW-Eurodrive has raised over $1.5 million in donations in support of the MIF, as well as raising awareness of mental illness.