SEW-Eurodrive striving for one million in charity
Motors & Drives
A staggering $168,000 was raised for the Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria (MIFV) at the annual charity golf day and dinner auction hosted by drives solutions group, SEW-Eurodrive, in early September 2005. The golf day, which consists of an 18-hole round of golf followed by clubhouse refreshments, was held at the Greg Norman-designed Sanctuary Lakes Golf Course in Melbourne. The dinner auction took place four days later at Melbournes Moonee Valley Race Course, where approximately 400 hundred guests raised money by bidding on a diverse selection of donated items. MIFV is the main charitable focus of SEW-Eurodrive. The amount donated at this years golf day and dinner auction exceeded last years total by $30,000, bringing the cumulative total monies raised to over $850,000. SEW-Eurodrive Managing Director, Robert Merola, was delighted with the outcome, but has his sights set on next year. Were looking forward to breaking the one million-dollar barrier in 2006, said Merola. According to Merola, the money will be used to fund a variety of projects associated with the treatment of mental illness. He makes it clear that the two-day event is also about raising awareness. Mental illness has always been a taboo subject. These charity events are not only about raising money, they are also designed to break down social barriers and clarify any preconceived opinions of mental illness, said Merola. SEW-Eurodrive has a long association with the MIFV and will be continuing this partnership with the tenth charity golf day scheduled for 2007. This will coincide with SEW-Eurodrives own 25-year anniversary celebrations.
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