Camden floods charity golf day organiser chuffed with outcome

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Murray Kennedy says he still can’t believe the success of his Camden floods charity golf day on August 31.

It was organised in record quick time, and did not take anywhere near the amount of effort Mr Kennedy thought that it would.

“From the moment we announced the golf day was on it took just two days to be sold out,’’ he says.

“The response from local businesses was incredible.’’

Yesterday, Mr Kennedy presented a cheque for $27,866.12 to Val Stewart of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in Camden, a charity that hasn’t stopped helping those affected by the floods of earlier this year.

“Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and Val have been doing some incredible work helping Camden people affected by the floods,’’ Mr Kennedy said.

“They are doing some great work down at the Poplar caravan park, which was flooded twice.’’

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard have been helping flood affected residents in different ways, from providing cleaning supplies to those requiring help with mould and general cleanup to getting a whipper snipper for one family.

“People are still doing it tough, so we’re glad we were able to help this way,’’ Mr Kennedy said.

“Thank you to everyone that donated, sponsored and took part in the auction – we couldn’t have done it without you.’’

The golf day was held at Camden Lakeside and included teams from footy clubs Macarthur Bulls and the Wests Tigers as well as many local business firms.

“I think we may now make this an annual event,’’ said Mr Kennedy, who is the principal of Murray Kennedy real estate agency located in Narellan.

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