The Dine and Discover Vouchers have a two-fold value at The Hills Club at Baulkham Hills which is donating every cent it gets from the State Government back to help communities devastated by the recent floods.
The Hills Club General Manager Angus Rimmer said the club had collected over $5000 so far which could be doubled by the end of April.
His proposition to donate the money from April to GIVIT.org.au was backed unanimously by the Club’s Board.
The GIVIT organisation is working in partnership with the State Government, Local Councils, charities and community groups during the flood recovery to identify exactly what is needed and ensure that is delivered. It has promised that 100 per cent of the money donated will be used to purchase essential items and services for communities impacted by the floods.
Mr Rimmer said: “We are very careful where we donate money. This is about making sure that 100 per cent of the money donated goes to the people who need it.
“The Club had a lot of help last year from the Government with Job Keeper payments to retain our staff. The Dine and Discover vouchers are a great way of attracting people to our club but we thought we would pass that money we get from the Government to GIVIT to help others.”
“It was devastating seeing the impact that the floods were having in our own backyard in the Hills area and across the country,” he said. It didn’t feel right to be taking this generous stimulus package from the government when the funds could have been of better assistance to these flood victims.”