Lithgow's St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) charity received a $10,000 cheque on Friday, March 13 donated by Clarence Colliery mine manager Kyle Egan on behalf of the Centennial Coal Golf Day which was held on February 23.
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"We raised $14,600 from the day and have distributed funds across local charities," Mr Egan said.
He said $10,000 went to Vinnies Lithgow, $5000 to Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre (LINC) and $2000 to the Lithgow Workies for their RFS fundraiser.
"It makes us feel fantastic to be able to give back to the community.
"Especially seeing the good work they do, it's great and really positive," he said.
Vinnies Lithgow president Gary Marshall said he was overwhelmed with the generous donation.
"When we were told we were going to get a donation we thought it might be around $2000 but I just can't believe this," he said.
He said the funds would go towards helping with the monthly and costly food bills.
"Our food bills are roughly $2500 a month so this money will help us continue to make up the hampers we give to those who are doing it a bit tough," he said.
Mr Marshall said people were unaware of the high rates of poverty in Lithgow and urged those who were doing it tough to reach out.
"Just come on in anytime between 1pm and 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and we'll help you out," he said.
Mr Egan wanted to thank those who were involved in the golf day including sponsors and work forces who combined to put on a great day.
"It was certainly successful and we will continue to fundraise in the future to support our local charities and the work they do," he said.
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