CHRG (Castle Hill RSL Group) is delighted to be finalists in the 2021 ClubsNSW Clubs and Community Awards in both the Covid-19 Community Assistance and the Health & Wellbeing categories. CHRG’s Covid-19 Community Assistance submission, ‘Achieving Better Outcomes – One Bite at a Time’, caught the eye of the judges.
“Sadly, COVID-19 resulted in more incidents of domestic violence in the Hills, Hawkesbury and Parramatta local government areas,” their submission read.
“CHRG, having worked with local domestic violence support and prevention partners for several years, recognised the importance of providing immediate financial support to nominated charities for vulnerable victims of domestic violence. In addition to immediate financial support, we also identified that education is the key to change and long-term solutions – particularly the education of children and youth to empower them to break the cycle of abuse.
“Our prime objective is to prevent and reduce the incidence of domestic violence in our local communities, influence better outcomes for victims/survivors and effect long-lasting change.”
For the Health & Wellbeing category, CHRG’s submission was ‘Our Community Hearts Support Yellow Wiggle’s Heart of the Nation.’
“One year on from Greg Page’s sudden cardiac arrest in January 2020 at The Wiggles Bushfire Relief Concert held at Castle Hill RSL Club, Heart of the Nation – a registered Australian charity founded by Page – is gaining traction with promoting the importance of publicly-available automated external defibrillators (AED’s), their role in the chain of survival, and those who play their part in it,” the club said.
“Heart of the Nation’s ultimate objective is to see more AED’s in more community places. Having this accessibility, together with increased awareness and signage to identify the location of AEDs, will be the significant link in the chain of survival at the time of an emergency.
Andy Abey, Head of Corporate Affairs at CHRG, said they are proud of their work in the community. “Local clubs are always in a unique position to help the local community,” Abey said. “Over the past year, CHRG, through Castle Hill RSL, Club Parramatta and Lynwood Country Club, is proud of the work we have done with our local domestic violence prevention charities Lisa Harnum Foundation, The Sanctuary and Youth Rezolutions, with the support of the Hills Police Area Command.
“(They) are all working tirelessly to bring an end to domestic violence through CHRG are finalists education and awareness programs and initiatives such as LOVEBiTES training.
“We are also honoured to be working with Greg Page and Heart of the Nation on AED awareness and deployment in people places.
“CHRG is committed to supporting programs and initiatives that make a difference in the communities where we operate. Being recognised by industry helps educate and inform others, and that is where the power of change truly lies.”
The winners will be announced at the Clubs & Community Awards night on May 20.