Supporting the Black Dog Institute

by Christopher Baluyot | Mar 12,2014

Wenty Leagues is proud to be aligned with the Black Dog Institute, a world leader in

the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and

bipolar disorder, 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 3 November 2014

in support of the Black Dog Institute.
   

Guests of the night included:
 
Mr. Geoff Huegill

Ambassador for Black Dog Institute, dual Olympic silver and bronze medalist, five times

World Champion, eight times World Record Holder and seven times Commonwealth

gold medalist
 

Mr. Ron Quinton

Australian jockey, horse trainer, multi senior premiership title holder and record four-time

winner of the Golden Slipper Stakes


Mr. Greg Radley

Sky Racing anchor and Sky Racing World host

Clr Greg Cummings

Mayor of Holroyd

Clr Yvette Whitfield

Deputy Mayor of Holroyd

Mr. Merv Ismay

General Manager Holroyd Council

 

The Calcutta Night included a 3 course dinner and a lively auction where tables were

able to bid collectively on a Melbourne Cup runner.

Together with the night’s auction, ClubGRANTS funding and other inhouse initiatives,

Wenty Leagues helped raise over $46,000 for the Black Dog Institute which was presented

to them on the night.

“This Calcutta Night was a huge success and enjoyed by all, but most importantly, it helped

raise more vital funds for a worthy cause”, said Mark Sheridan, Wenty Leagues CEO. “$46,000

is a huge amount of money and I’m sure it will assist 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.”