Kindness has not been cancelled

Categories: Community, Fundraising


The unfortunate but necessary cancellation of this year’s Bobbin Head Cycle Classic (#Bobbo) is a big blow to not only the many enthusiastic participants and supporters of this popular annual event, but particularly to Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s overall fundraising efforts.

In recognition of the heightened stress and vulnerability being felt across the community during this pandemic, Platinum Asset Management, the official corporate partner of The Bobbo, has decided to decline a refund of their 2020 sponsorship fees of $25,000 from the cancelled event. Instead, Platinum’s CEO Andrew Clifford has agreed to donate the money to Lifeline H2H, to enable the charity to continue ‘the vital work it does at the forefront of crisis support during these very challenging times’.

Wendy Carver, Lifeline H2H’s CEO, was delighted and deeply grateful for this much-needed injection of funds, especially since the Lifeline H2H has had to cancel events like the Bobbo and upcoming book fairs, as well as temporarily close several of its stores in the wake of government regulations regarding social distancing.

“While businesses and individuals everywhere are experiencing immense uncertainty and difficulty, Platinum’s act of kindness is sincerely appreciated and will make a difference,” Mrs Carver said. “Lifeline H2H’s revenue streams have dried up just as the demand for our services is higher than ever, so Platinum’s truly generous donation couldn’t have come at a more crucial time for those who need us most.”

Lifeline H2H thanks Platinum and all its loyal sponsors for their much valued support, as well as all its staff and volunteers for everything they do for the centre and its callers, clients and customers. No matter what, Lifeline will continue to be there — during this crisis and beyond – to support the community.


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