Emerald Golf Day 2020 Recap

Emerald Golf Day 2020 Recap

Our Emerald Golf Day was held on Saturday, despite strong winds and swirling dust which made for some tricky playing conditions.

This fun annual event has grown into a major fundraiser for our Emerald service centre, and we were delighted that this year we again received fantastic support from the Central Highland Community, with 37 teams comprising 103 golfers teeing off.
In total the event raised over $30,000 which will be used to employ an Allied Health Assistant in our Emerald centre to support kids and families in the local community.

Thanks to everyone for their support

Here are a few pictures from the day. (Click on a picture then click left or right of the picture to cycle through them)

Emerald Golf Day 2020

Emerald Golf Day Recap

Thanks to everyone who supported our golf day in Emerald on Saturday.

At first count we raised a whopping $21,000 which will go toward supporting our Emerald Service Centre.

As always we had wonderful support from the Central Highlands’ community, with 30 teams taking part on the day and incredible support from local businesses including Emerald Golf Club, Mitre 10, Enwise electrical, Central Highlands Toyota and Westpac.

Sadly no one got a hole-in-one on the 17th to win the car, but some competitors came very close to the pin. Better luck next year!

Special thanks go to Charlie Wilson and the Friends of BUSHkids (FoBK) team in Emerald for organising the event and giving their time to make the day such a success.

Please see below for a gallery of images from the day.

Emerald Golf Day

Golf day teeing up support for regional kids (CQNews)

GET ready for a great day of golf this weekend at the Emerald Golf Club and help raise valuable funds for a good cause.

The annual Charity Golf Day raises funds for the local BUSHkids service centre, assisting them to offer the best possible service to families residing in the Central Highlands.

BUSHkids chief executive officer Carlton Meyn said he was looking forward to a great day of golf while raising valuable funds to be spent directly in the region.

“Last year’s event was one of the club’s most successful events held and we want to improve on this,” he said.

“It will be good to see new faces playing golf and really enjoying themselves.”

“We have a nearest-to-pin hole on the 15th where players are encouraged to back their ability. We also have a hole-in-one prize on the 17th, which is a car valued at $30,000.”…

To read more, please visit the CQNews article written by Aden Stokes from CQNews here: https://www.cqnews.com.au/news/golf-day-teeing-up-support-for-regional-kids/3482007/ 

BUSHkids officially launches three new NDIS ECEI Service Centres

BUSHkids officially opened three of its new NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Service Centres in Rockhampton, Gladstone and Emerald.

Please scroll down for links to published news articles, complete image galleries, video recordings of 7 News CQ and WIN News CQ coverage of the events and audio recordings featured on ABC Radio.

Published News Articles:
Launching better future for our kids, by Sean Fox. Accessible at https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/launching-better-futures-for-our-kids/3476270/

New disability scheme for kids changes mum’s life, by Hannah Sbeghen. Accessible at https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/new-disability-scheme-for-kids-changes-gladstone-m/3477677/

Emerald early intervention support to help kids thrive, by Kristen Booth. Accessible at https://www.cqnews.com.au/news/emerald-early-intervention-support-to-help-kids-th/3471141/

7News Central Queensland Video:
Reporting by Brittany Hancock.

WIN News Central Queensland Video:
Reporting by Sophie Lester.


Launch Day Galleries:


Gladstone Launch Day


Rockhampton Launch Day


Emerald Launch Day

To request full resolution images, please e-mail info@bushkids.org.au.

ABC Radio Interviews:
Listen to the full radio interviews featured on ABC Radio using the audio player’s below


Emerald Early Intervention Support to help kids thrive

SUPPORT for children’s health and wellbeing officially lands in Emerald later this month.

BUSHkids will launch its NDIS early childhood services across Central Queensland with the official opening of its Early Childhood Early Intervention service centre in Emerald.

The Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme – BUSHkids – is a not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting the health and wellbeing of children and families in Queensland’s regional, rural and remote communities for more than 80 years.

Early Childhood Early Intervention is a new program fully funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and is designed to help children aged zero to six years with a disability or developmental delay to access the support and services they need to achieve better long-term outcomes.

BUSHkids chief executive officer Carlton Meyn said through the program the organisation was hoping to help more local children through its new team of early childhood professionals.

“The Early Childhood Early Intervention services will benefit the community to support children with developmental delay, and it’s a service that was really required,” he said…

To read more, please visit the CQNews article written by Kristen Booth from CQNews here.