The World’s Greatest Shave returns to Ryde-Eastwood Leagues!
Last year the Ryde-Eastwood family raised over $5,000 at its World’s Greatest Shave event, which contributed to helping the fight against blood cancer. In 2023, we’re doing it again and aiming to raise even more money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Come along and shave or colour your hair this March and help Aussie families beat blood cancer. Shave or colour your hair at the club on Wednesday 8 March from 6.30pm!
PINK WEEK FUNDRAISING & TRIVIA FOR THE MCGRATH FOUNDATION
17 - 23 FEBRUARY
As part of our Pink Week fundraising initiatives, we hosted the McGrath Foundation PINK TRIVIA CONTEST ON THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY AT 7pm in the Palm Court Bistro. All proceeds raised on the night were donated to the McGrath Foundation. The night included an informative talk from one of the Foundation’s amazing Breast Care Nurses, Catrina Ross. This was followed by a fun trivia contest (gold coin donation).
Fundraising for Bushfire-affected Communities
In one way or another, we’ve all been affected by the recent and continuing bushfires. For those lucky to not be directly impacted, it can be difficult to know what to do or how to help, and right now our fellow Australians need our help. There’s strength in numbers and our community in Australia is a big and giving, so we're reaching out to everyone to give.
Help us fill up our barren Donation Trees with lush green leaves which you can purchase for $5 or more at club reception, The Bistro or any of the bars. Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club will also matching all donations, so 1 full Tree worth $500 becomes $1,000 donated towards bushfire relief. Let's show them the true RELC spirit and fill up a forest worth of trees.
Cancer Council's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
Ryde-Eastwood recently served the Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds in the fight against cancer.
Over 150 guests attended and we extend our grateful thanks and appreciation to everyone in the Ryde-Eastwood Family who donated funds and gifts on the day.
The World's Greatest Shave at Ryde-Eastwood
THE RYDE-EASTWOOD FAMILY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE RAISED OVER $5,000 IN THE WORLD’S GREATEST SHAVE! This amount has been directly donated to The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia. A huge thank you to all who donated and took part. Meantime, check out some of the photos on the night - well done team!
Ryde-Eastwood Hay Donation to Drought-Affected Country Farmers
On Sunday 13 January, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club made a hay drop to help drought-stricken farming communities in New England's North West. The Weekly Times covered the story with more images of the drop below . . .
The photos below indicate the large scale size of the $25,000 Ryde-Eastwood operation. A big thanks goes out to our working partners, Rural Aid, farmers Georgie and Bruce Butler, and to the "Truckies" who delivered the hay.
Ryde-Eastwood Honoured By The Children’s Medical Research Institute
On Friday 30 November, Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club was honoured for its generous donations over the past 21 years to the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), by receiving a plaque on the Institute’s honour wall.
Pictured above: Club General Manager, Chris McCarthy (Retired), Club President, Jim McClymont, Therese Wells from the Gaming department, who is instrumental in assisting with collections, and the Club’s Human Resources Manager, Joanne Luke, who is the driving force behind organising and collecting donations for the Institute for both the annual RELC Fun Run/Walk, and the annual Jeans for Genes day.
2018 ANNUAL RELC FUN RUN / WALK!
On Sunday 4 November, members of Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club and The Fitness Edge, along with staff and families, participated in the third annual RELC Fun Run/Walk (participants could either run or walk 5km, 10km, or volunteer). All registrations were donated to our chosen charity – the Children’s Medical Research Institute, together with a generous donation from the Club’s Board.
We are very proud to announce that the annual RELC Fun Run/Walk registrations and sponsorship raised just over $5,000 for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, and that Ryde-Eastwood’s Board of Directors matched that donation, taking the grand total to $10,000!!
Thank you to each and every participant, volunteer, the Board, our generous sponsors and the wider Ryde-Eastwood family. Bring on 2019’s event - we have a new goal to reach next year!
RYDE-EASTWOOD SUPPORTS LOCAL SCHOOL UNIT
Members and visitors at the Club may have noticed the striking piece of artwork displayed at the bottom of the stairs, near our fish tank. The artwork was made as a thank you to Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club for its continued support of the Rydalmere East Public School Autism Unit. “Your support is greatly appreciated by students, teachers, staff and our whole school community” - Emma Lodewijks from Rydalmere East Public.
The Club really appreciates this gift and looks forward to continuing our support for the unit.
LEAGUES CLUB - 21ST YEAR SUPPORTING GENES FOR JEANS DAY
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club began supporting Genes for Jeans Day way back in 1997. This year club staff kept up its charitable tradition by donating for Genes for Jeans Day Sydney 2018.
“We had another great turnout in denim," says Human Resources Manager Joanne Luke. “Everywhere I looked in the club I saw staff wearing their jeans and committing to such a worthy cause. And the more money they donated, the more we as a club were able to contribute, as the Board of Directors match any money raised by staff.”
Every year since 1997, the team’s efforts have raised thousands of dollars to support programmes for The Children's Medical Research Institute to prevent leukemia, muscular dystrophy, genetic defects and many other disorders.
Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club champions the true spirit of the Club Movement with an ongoing dedication to serve its community.
CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY AID (CCA)
Christian Community Aid (CCA) located in Eastwood provide a range of Government funded services to Aged residents living in their own home.
Programs include Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) to suit specific dietary needs and also cater to different cultural needs.
CCA also offer a range of social lunch groups run weekly or fortnightly catering to different ethnic groups and provide door-to-door service.