Local businesswomen take a swing at raising funds for people with a disability!


The inaugural Bubbles & Balls Ladies Only Golf Day & Luncheon raises more than $8,800 for The Mai-Wel Group!

Proudly presented by Lifestyle Cleaning Services, the inaugural ladies only golf day & luncheon, Bubbles & Balls, was held on Friday, 2nd September 2016 at Cypress Lakes Resort Hunter Valley and successfully raised more than $8,800 for local disability service provider, The Mai-Wel Group.

Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the local businesswomen who enjoyed a fun-filled couple of hours on the green - many dressed up in elaborate costumes in a bid to win the prize for Best Dressed Team - before making their way to the picturesque Cypress Lakes pool marquee for the luncheon.

Guests at the Bubbles & Balls Luncheon enjoyed a gourmet ploughman’s lunch and wine generously donated by Tulloch Wines while listening to guest speakers and award winning entrepreneurs, Rene Thorpe and Justin Herald. The down-to-earth couple gave guests a personal, heart-felt and entertaining account of their journey as business owners, including the sacrifices made and lessons learnt. 

Director of Lifestyle Cleaning Services, Ann Bartlett, approached The Mai-Wel Group with the concept for this fundraising event late last year and is thrilled with the results.

“Bubbles & Balls was a great opportunity for local businesswomen to enjoy a fun day out with their colleagues, clients and friends while raising funds for a good cause,” said Ann. “Guests also took home some valuable lessons from our guest speakers, Rene and Justin. Inspiration goes a long way in business and in life and they are a couple who have a gift for giving relatable, practical advice from a personal and professional perspective.”

Funds raised will be allocated to Mai-Wel Creative Arts, providing all-inclusive art and performance opportunities for people in our community.

With thanks to our media partner, The Maitland Mercury for publishing this article on Monday, 26th September 2016.

With thanks to Jayson Packett from Image World for taking these great photos. For the full gallery, please click here.

The Mai-Wel Group would like to thank guests for generously attending this inaugural event as well as the following individuals & businesses:

Naming Rights Partner
Lifestyle Cleaning Services

Hole Sponsors
Aussie Home Loans Maitland
Hunter Job Start
Hunter Recruitment Group
Hunter Safety Awards
Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota
Taste of the Country
Tony Cant Real Estate

Guest Speakers
Justin Herald
Rene Thorpe
Will Creedon (MC)

Event Partners
Tulloch Wines
Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks Hotels & Resorts
Image World Photography
A1 Audio & Lighting
Morpeth Flower Gallery

Auction & Raffle Partners
Justin Herald
The Temple Skincare & Spa
Cypress Lakes Resort by Oaks Hotels & Resorts
Blue Water Sailing
John Lechner Art
Maitland Framing Gallery
Jaye Ford
Tranter Lawyers
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard
Capture Imaging Photography

Golf Prizes & Gift Bag Donors
Jones Homes
Siren's Beauty Salon
East Maitland Florist
Sally & Patrick's Fruit & Veg
Branches of Healing
Smart Torque Automotive
Beauty Therapy College of Australia

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The Mai-Wel Group is one of the larger Disability Service Providers in the Lower Hunter Region, providing services and programs to more than 800 clients across nine Local Government Areas.

The Mai-Wel Group employs more than 170 local support and administrative staff in addition to 110 local supported employees. The ethos of The Mai-Wel Group carries throughout the organisation from management and staff, and on to clients.

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