Supporting the Black Dog Institute

by Patrick Halaka | Nov 21,2016

Wenty Leagues is proud to have aligned with the Black Dog Institute, a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, for the third consecutive year to help raise funds and awareness.

Along with funding through the ClubGRANTS scheme and other initiatives, Wenty Leagues hosted a Calcutta Night Charity Dinner on Monday 31 October 2016 in support of the Black Dog Institute.

Special guests of the night included:

MICHELLE BRIDGES
Australian fitness expert and qualified personal trainer, TV personality including lead trainer on The Biggest Loser for 10 seasons, author of 13 books, creator of fitness apparel and equipment, and motivational speaker.

NICOLE COCKAYNE
Blackdog Institute Director Research and Strategy, and mental health clinical trialist.

DAVE CARLSON
Sky Raceday and Racenight host, and sports journalist.

The Calcutta Night included a 3-course dinner and a lively auction where tables could bid on a Melbourne Cup runner.

Together with the night’s auction, ClubGRANTS funding and other in-house initiatives, Wenty Leagues helped raise $65,000 for the Black Dog Institute which was presented to them on the night. A big thank you to the Club’s key suppliers for getting involved and helping to raise an outstanding amount of money on the night.

This donation will help the Black Dog Institute continue their research and clinical work as they strive to assist the one in five people who suffer from mood disorders.

Michelle Bridges with President Ian McCann and CEO Glenn Kovacs

Nicole Cockayne is presented with a cheque by President Ian McCann and CEO Glenn Kovacs joined by Dave Carlson