Laurentide supports various charities including the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation, through participation in the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation Golfers. This group was formed by John Cover 10 years ago, with the aim of raising money for the Foundation which supports children suffering from cancer by providing home care units, nursing assistance, research scholarships, raising almost $1 million p.a.
The golfers’ group contributes on average approx. $80,000 p.a. through 65 members attending 5 golf days and donating to the cause through membership fees, raffles and other ways, including their Race Day lunch at Rosehill which is held every second year and attended by 300 guests. The golf charity events are often attended by a patron of the parent charity, including the former Australian Cricket Captain, Mark Taylor, who is a founding patron and current chairman of the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation.
Various Laurentide directors and associated financiers regularly attend the Golf Days and always enjoy the event, whilst knowing that we are supporting a most worthwhile cause, thus making life a little bit easier for kids with cancer.