Thank you to a passionate supporter

18 February 2021

In early February, Therese Desmond, CEO of OC Connections (OCC) was delighted to be presented with a very generous donation from one of our long-term supporters – the women members of The Metropolitan Golf Club.

Caroline Nicholson, Women’s President, Kate Kemp, Women’s Captain and Sally Milne, Women’s Golf Administration Assistant at The Metropolitan Golf Club joined Therese, Sharon Roxby, GM Innovation and Customer Experience, Fleur Haberfield, Manager, Marketing and Communications, Emma Quilkey, Coordinator Marketing and Communications and OCC participant Aly for afternoon tea in the OCC courtyard.

2020 hasn’t been an easy year for many businesses and golf clubs have taken a big hit with the closure of many during the Victorian lockdowns.

Despite the cancellation of both the annual Charity Golf Day and Charity Week, the Metropolitan Golf Club women members were still determined to show their support to OC Connections and organised fundraising drives in the last months of 2020. To still be able to donate what they have is an incredible feat and a testament to the lasting support this club and its members have provided our organisation over the years.

On being presented with the cheque, Therese said,

“Our relationship with The Metropolitan Golf Club is so important.” We love the relationship that we have with The Metropolitan Golf Club. We value it immensely. Your generous donation will go towards furnishing homes for our new housing project, which will commence this year.”

Caroline Nicholson, Women’s President at The Metropolitan Golf Club was hopeful that the women members could continue to support OCC, saying, 

“We are praying that this year will be normal and that we will be able to hold our Charity Week and do even more for OC Connections. We are so thrilled to be here today. It’s a very special place.”

The Metropolitan Golf Club has proudly supported OC Connections (OCC) for over 20 years. It has raised more than $600,000, which has funded specialist equipment to support participants in new homes health and fitness programs and community art programs. 

The Metropolitan Golf Club is a club that is very connected to the community. It takes a keen interest in supporting the local area, whether through its relationship with OC Connections or providing tuition and membership opportunities for juniors and women. It is a progressive and inclusive club that is a proud member of the Monash and broader Victorian community. Its members take great pride in its association with OC Connections.

Feature image above: Caroline Nicholson (left) and Kate Kemp (far right) from The Metropolitan Golf Club present Therese Desmond, CEO of OC Connections with a donation cheque.