We are one of the few affiliated sports clubs in Australia that is active in community support – most just raise funds for club activities.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
~ Anne Frank
A variety of charitable organisations have benefited from funds raised through Club events:
Camp Quality is the children’s cancer charity. Their purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia. Their programs build optimism and resilience for children living with cancer and their families.
CARE Australia is a non-religious, non-political international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls, one of the most effective ways to create sustainable outcomes in poor communities. CARE facilitates lasting change by empowering communities, strengthening capacity to self-help.
Starlight Children’s Foundation provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children – while health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the child, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) provides a wide range of programs to make life easier for seriously ill children and their families, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.
CareFlight relies on community support to deliver their life-saving service and is dedicated to providing the highest standard of rapid response critical care to the ill and injured. Their specially trained doctors, nurses and paramedics use helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and road ambulances to bring a hospital level of care to their patients.
Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia (RDAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, therapeutic, horse-related activities in Australia.
Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is an independent organisation that relies on community support and Jeans for Genes® to fund their research into the mysteries of childhood disease and investigate conditions such as birth defects, cancer and epilepsy.
Millamolong Polo Club charitable donations
Since our events began a decade ago, our team have been committed to raising money for charity. The Polo Club has raised and distributed over $250,000 over the past 25 years and runs as a not-for-profit Incorporated polo club. The charity arm of Millamolong Australia and Millamolong Polo Club is called the Millamolong Charity Fund and gives 100% of its funds to projects locally and internationally.
In 2017 the members of Millamolong Polo Club, the Charity team and Millamolong Australia were also pleased to announce some additional charity monies that have been donated.
As usual the club continued to support the local Riding for the Disabled Orange Branch this year but there were extra funds gained from the 2015 and 2016 events, plus funds given from Milla Cordial’s events during 2016 that have been allocated to the Millamolong Charity Fund.
Andrew Ashton, President of the polo club said this week “It is with great pleasure that Millamolong Polo Club announces its financial support of 3 very worthy local and international charity beneficiaries – Raising the Read Triplets Inc – a local family building project in Canowindra, the Huruma bore project in Tanzania and the Prada Willie foundation. Many thanks to the Millamolong Social Committee whose dedicated work over a number of years made this possible.”
Donations were allocated as follows:
$2,000 Riding for the Disabled (Orange branch) – These funds will help with the ongoing maintenance (including Vet fees) of the RDA horses as well as the key needs of the RDA.
$4800 The Raising the Triplets Incorporated and goes towards the ongoing house build and equipment budget.
$5300 Huruma Bore Project for a community in Tanzania who support children through school but currently have no access to water so cannot create vegetable and grains crop so therefore cannot become self sustainable. Members of the Millamolong Community will be visiting the actual site themselves to ensure funds are spent transparently and the goal of a bore achieved.
$900 Prader Willi Syndrome Research Australia – a local initiative driven by Justin Johnson, which is supporting a national cause and awareness programme.
As a family affected by PWS Justin has worked tirelessly to raise donations towards the research and said in response to the Millamolong Charity Fund donation “Thank you so much for your generous support of our fundraising effort for PWS and the challenging condition our little Mabel will face. We have just reached a record amount for the Prader Willi Research in Australia raised by a family affected by PWS. Our total is over 28K including your donation which just blows us away nearly double our original goal.”
We are a registered Incorporated Not-For-Profit Sporting Club.
Each year Millamolong Australia and Millamolong Polo Club donate funds from sales of tickets to the polo, polo caps, sales of Milla Cordial and Millamolong merchandise, as well as donating funds directly from our amazing sponsors (listed throughout this website), who have generously allocated an amount of money from their sponsorship to the Millamolong Charity Fund.
In 2012, the Millamolong Charity Fund sent 100% of its proceeds to RDA Orange and CARE Australia for their Ethiopian Water Crisis.
In 2013, we supported the RDA Orange Branch once again who have worked tirelessly on the Millamolong Polo Club events for over a decade. We also supported CARE Australia, once again giving money for their Empowering Women & Girls Programme which is an initiative to help women and girls in some of the world’s poorest communities.
In 2014, from our VOLVO weekend we raised $14,000 to support our friends at RDA Orange, CARE Australia and the Faraja Orphanage in Tanzania plus throughout the year we sent funds every quarter from our smaller events and merchandise sales.
In 2015 we once again supported our local RDA Orange Branch as well as Camp Quality, for their support for families affected by cancer and a local Orange based Cancer Research initiative.
2016 & 2017 funds were distributed amongst the RDA Orange Branch, Raising the Triplets Incorporated, the Huruma Bore Project and Prader Willi Syndrome Research.
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