Life can’t be all about work. What about golf, and tackling homelessness?

April 2 2014

Life can’t be all about work!

How do you help address homelessness with a golf tournament? It’s called The Big Hit.

I’m very excited to be putting together, along with a great team, a Charity Golf Tournament coming up soon on May 16. The inaugural Big Hit Bendigo tournament will raise funds for the Sidney Myer Haven Program, a truly unique residential development complex that is going to be a winner.

The Big Hit has a facebook page at We’re currently closing in on 100 likes and it would be great if you can jump on and help us hit the century and spread the word a little further.

The Big Hit Bendigo 2014 is at Bendigo Golf Club. We have celebrities, prizes, auctions etc, as well as great food and entertainment. Of course, if you’re into a casual and fun round of golf while supporting a worthy cause, or if your business/organisation would like to get involved via sponsorship or donations, we’d love to have you on board. We’ll provide recognition to all supporters. Just check out the website for more details.

So what is the Sidney Myer Haven Program? Its based around a fantastic housing development in Bendigo, designed and being implemented by Haven; Home, Safe. Site works have recently started on this quite substantial 23-unit medium-term residential complex. The project doesn’t just provide housing for people having a hard time accessing decent accommodation Residents are also supported by an intensive development program. So the whole program helps participants step up and become valued, valuable, engaged community members. It’s about addressing a multi-generational cycle of homelessness, working on the underlying causes of this cycle. Likewise, the housing is not simply a collection of buildings; it’s a neighbourhood community, offering a community experience to residents. The location is the former Paynting’s nursery site in Somerville Street Bendigo.

The Big Hit is just one avenue of fundraising for the Sidney Myer Haven Program. Major support is from the Sidney Myer foundation, and the fantastic Glass Slipper Ball in 2013 contributed significantly. The Victorian State government has provided generous major support also, matching dollar for dollar what is raised through other channels. This is a fantastic multiplier to community efforts.

We have some brilliant sponsors already committed – you can see them on the website too –

So, a unique project, a great cause…if you can think of any way you’d like to be involved or get behind it, please get in touch.