A combination of sponsorship packages, player registrations and competition/raffle ticket sales for the event, held late last year, helped Independence Australia amass the terrific tally.

Independence Australia again teamed up with the Daddo family to host the annual fundraiser, with more than 130 golfers at Moonah Links on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Independence Australia Chief Executive, Peter Turner said he was absolutely delighted with the result.

“The success of our Golf Day can be credited to our loyal supporters who continue to play a pivotal role in the event each year.”

“The funds raised help support the continuation of essential psychology and counselling services for Victorians living with a disability and their families, which receive minimal government funding,” Turner said.

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Peter Daddo (second right) and his team competed at the record-breaking Independence Australia Daddo Charity Golf Day.

More than 35 teams battled it out on the Legends and Open courses, with the main attraction being the ‘Hole in One’ competition. Unfortunately none of the players drove away in the brand new Mercedes Benz SLC200 on offer.

Co-founder Peter Daddo said he was “honoured” to be part of Independence Australia’s main fundraiser, which continues to sell-out each year.

“My family and I sincerely thank everyone who has played a part in ensuring this important event continues to strengthen each year,” Daddo said.

Independence Australia is a social enterprise that provides choices for people living with a disability or other personal need, supporting them to regain and retain their independence. With  particular expertise in the area of spinal cord injury and poliomyelitis (polio), Independence Australia also supports people with complex needs across a wide range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease, spina bifida, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke and impairments linked to ageing.

If you would like to be part of the next Independence Australia Daddo Charity Golf Day or would like to support Independence Australia, please visit the website or email events@iagroup.org.au.

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