Supporting the Black Dog Instituteby Christopher Baluyot | Mar 12,2014
Wenty Leagues is proud to be aligned with the Black Dog Institute, a world leader in
the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and
bipolar disorder, to help raise funds and awareness.
Along with funding through the ClubGRANTS scheme and other initiatives, Wenty
Leagues hosted a Calcutta Night Charity Dinner on Monday 3 November 2014
in support of the Black Dog Institute.
Guests of the night included:
Mr. Geoff Huegill
Ambassador for Black Dog Institute, dual Olympic silver and bronze medalist, five times
World Champion, eight times World Record Holder and seven times Commonwealth
Mr. Ron Quinton
Australian jockey, horse trainer, multi senior premiership title holder and record four-time
winner of the Golden Slipper Stakes
Mr. Greg Radley
Sky Racing anchor and Sky Racing World host
Clr Greg Cummings
Mayor of Holroyd
Clr Yvette Whitfield
Deputy Mayor of Holroyd
Mr. Merv Ismay
General Manager Holroyd Council
The Calcutta Night included a 3 course dinner and a lively auction where tables were
able to bid collectively on a Melbourne Cup runner.
Together with the night’s auction, ClubGRANTS funding and other inhouse initiatives,
Wenty Leagues helped raise over $46,000 for the Black Dog Institute which was presented
to them on the night.
“This Calcutta Night was a huge success and enjoyed by all, but most importantly, it helped
raise more vital funds for a worthy cause”, said Mark Sheridan, Wenty Leagues CEO. “$46,000
is a huge amount of money and I’m sure it will assist the Black Dog Institute continue their
research and clinical work as they strive to assist the one in five people who suffer from mood