Community TAB has been partnering with WA race clubs since February 2015 to raise funds for not-for-profit organisations around WA, resulting in a fundraising total of $143,881, which Community TAB has doubled along the way, bringing the figure to over $280,000.
The program see’s Community TAB ask every WA race club to choose a not-for-profit organisation in their local community, offer them the platform to fundraise at their major race day and Community TAB matches what is raised to a maximum of $5,000 or $2,000 dependant on the size of the club.
Community TAB is an initiative by Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) to allow RWWA to give back to the WA community through various initiatives and industries.
RWWA Chief Executive Officer Richard Burt said the program is something that RWWA is very proud of.
“Through this program 99 different not-for-profit organisations have greatly benefitted from this fundraising opportunity, to help ensure their vital service can continue to their local community,” Mr Burt said.
“The positive effects of this program have been extensive for regional WA with 49 of our race clubs based in regional communities.
“RWWA recognises race clubs across WA play an important role in their community contributing both economically and socially, and partnerships like these are an example of the strong connection race clubs have with the communities in which they operate.”
Almost every one of WA’s 52 race clubs have taken part in the program over the past two years.
Not-for-profit organisations around the State who have benefitted from the program include Regional Men’s Health, Give Me 5 For Kids, Riding for the Disabled, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Breast Cancer Care WA, Lions Club WA, multiple St John Ambulance sub centres, various Volunteer Bushfire and Emergency services and many more.
Community TAB plans to continue the program throughout 2017.