Community TAB of Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) has been partnering with WA race clubs since February 2015 to raise funds for not-for-profit organisations around the State, resulting in a fundraising total of $183,829, which Community TAB has doubled along the way, bringing the figure to over $367,000.
The program see’s Community TAB ask every WA race club each year to choose a not-for-profit organisation in their local community, offer them the platform to fundraise at a 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.
In 2016/17 37 clubs took part in the Program raising funds for 46 different organisations.
Community TAB is an initiative of 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 93 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, and has allowed the race clubs to reinforce strong relationships in their communities.
“RWWA recognises race clubs across WA play an important role in their community contributing both economically and socially, and thoroughly enjoys working with the race clubs on a rewarding program like this.”
Almost every one of WA’s 52 race clubs have taken part in the program over the past three years, with many taking part every year.
Nor-for-profit organisations around the State wo have benefitted from the program include WA Police Legacy, Variety WA, various local Volunteer Bushfire Brigades and St John Ambulance, Give Me 5 For Kids, Lifeline WA, local Men’s Shed and Lions Clubs, and Riding for the Disabled centres.
Community TAB plans to continue the program throughout the rest of 2017.
For further information please contact:
0427 006 342
(08) 9445 5276