Charity golf in Australia raises A$18,000

The Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) has raised more than A$18,000 (US$14,800) at their Annual Charity Golf Day for Alzheimer’s Australia on 13 August 2009. Th event held at the Macquarie Links Golf Club in Sydney, NSW, was attended by 144 Freight forwarding industry members, sponsors,celebrities and guests. Each year AFIF hosts the Charity […]


The Australian Federation of International Forwarders (AFIF) has raised more than A$18,000 (US$14,800) at their Annual Charity Golf Day for Alzheimer’s Australia on 13 August 2009. Th event held at the Macquarie Links Golf Club in Sydney, NSW, was attended by 144 Freight forwarding industry members, sponsors,celebrities and guests.

Each year AFIF hosts the Charity Golf day event in aid of a relevant charity to the industry with this year’s choice being Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. AFIF thought it was important to raise awareness about the disease as there is no known cause and we are all currently at risk.

The outstanding amount was raised through the sale of raffle tickets, auction items and games on course during the day. Prizes were donated by many high profile industry suppliers and organisations, all of whom have been given suitable recognition.

AFIF invited Max “Tangles” Walker, former Australian cricketer, TV presenter and now author, to MC the event. Max helped to get the bids going in the Auction and had all the guests roaring with laughter as he retold stories from his great cricketing days.

Tahir, one of Australia’s busiest comedians and star of the Fat Pizza series was also able to attend the day. Tahir played golf with some of the industry members during the day and come evening had the audience crying with laughter with his comedic skills at the dinner and presentation.