George Tavern Greenhills and Maitland FC hit $100,000

Updated: Mar 27, 2019

Maitland FC President Ray Watkins, Hotelier Janine Redman and Maitland FC Spokesperson Chris Rafferty

By Wednesday night, 27 March the George Tavern, Greenhills and Maitland Football Club will have together officially raised more than $100,000 for the local sporting club.


The milestone comes as part of a partnership between the club and the pub which includes a dedicated monthly fundraising draw opportunity donated to community groups by hoteliers Dan and Janine Redman.


“Every month local non-profit organisations are given an opportunity to take turns hosting our fundraising draw” Janine said.


“We put up the jackpot, but it is up to the non-profit group to sell tickets, promote their cause and get people to come along and participate. Maitland Football Club is a perfect example of how, when we work together, the hotel can provide a perfect platform for community support.”


Over the past 14 years, Maitland Football Club has been a participant in the George’s fundraising draw and has currently raised a total of $99,925, an amount expected to exceed $100,000 at Wednesday night’s draw.


“This is incredible for our club and we can’t thank Janine, Dan and the George Tavern enough,” club spokesperson Chris Rafferty said.


“In addition to the hotel putting up the jackpot, I think the best thing about this is that all the funding came from the community. It was the locals who put that money up and helped us achieve so much.


“Our Youth Development program has been the major focus for funding from the initiative and it has allowed us to provide more equipment to improve the quality of the training sessions for our youth players.”


Over the past 14 years, Maitland Football Club has been a participant in the George’s fundraising draw and has currently raised a total of $99,925, an amount expected to exceed $100,000 at Wednesday night’s draw.


Janine said the milestone was indicative of the Maitland community’s sentiment toward local non-profit groups and sporting teams.


“We have some of the most generous and giving patrons and that really is a reflection of the Maitland community as a whole. We are very lucky to be in a place like Maitland.”


In 2016, the George Tavern was also presented with the prestigious Australian Hotels Association NSW, Heart of the Community award for its dedication to fundraising initiatives.


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