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Häfele hits the fairway to help food rescue service

With the swing of a club and the whistle of golf ball taking flight, Australia’s hottest golfing event was underway. No, not the Australian Open. The fifth annual Combined Suppliers’ Charity Golf Day 2015 at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley!

The event, held last month, saw Häfele plus three other major players in our industry tee-off in support of the food rescue service, OzHarvest. Founded by Ronni Kahn in 2004, OzHarvest rescues excess food that cafes, restaurants and supermarkets typically discard, and redistributes it to those in need.

The Combined Suppliers’ Charity Golf Day is organised by Häfele in partnership with Edstein Creative Stone, Euroform and Polytec to give the region’s kitchen manufacturers a chance to help the local community, with over $30,000 donated to the charity’s Newcastle branch at this year’s event. Although the competition was fierce, all four companies chipped in to make the event a huge success. Häfele Australia MD, Peter Farruiga says, “Ronni and OzHarvest do amazing work, and I’m thrilled that our team is involved”. “We’ve been running the Combined Suppliers’ Charity Golf Day for over four years now, and in that time we’ve been part of a group that’s helped OzHarvest Newcastle deliver more than 140,000 meals.

“The $30,000 we raised at this year’s event allows OzHarvest to deliver the equivalent of 60,000 more meals to people in need,” says Mr. Farrugia. Häfele would like to join OzHarvest in saying thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time generously and ensured the day ran smoothly.

Thank you to David and Bob from AGHA Golf and Promotional Products for all of your assistance in the lead up and on the day. A special thank you to Mike Rabbitt for doing an incredible job as MC and auctioneer.

Plus, a huge thank you to all of the amazing supporters and additional sponsors for their kind and generous contribution to the Combined Suppliers Charity Golf Day:- Grass, Stay Sharp Australia, Mirotone, S & A Simpson; Wood Tech, Evic Group; Nadin West; Planit Software; Galley Kitchens; Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley; Crossmuller Technology; Volvo Trucks; Homag Group; Kesseböhmer GmbH; Carter Holt Harvey; Cosentino Australia; CDK Stone; Ad-Built Kitchens, Extensions and Developments; CaesarStone; WK Marble & Granite; SmartStone; Patti Giglietti and AGHA Golf & Promotional Products.