Richmond Club and Learning Links Team Up for Charity Race Day

7 September 2018

Pictured (L-R) : Kimberley Talbot, Group CEO of Richmond Club, Greg Rudolph, CEO of Hawkesbury Race Club, Birgitte Maibom, CEO of Learning Links, Geoff Luscombe, Chairman of Richmond Club.

Richmond Club’s annual Charity Race Day will be held at Hawkesbury Race Club on Thursday, October 25, at 11.30am.
For the fourth year running, the day will be in support of Learning Links, a not for profit organisation established in 1972 that assists children with learning difficulties with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their potential. In the last two years the race days have raised a combined $78,000 to support this cause.
In addition to racing, there will also be raffles, live auctions and silent auctions. Individual race day tickets are available for $180 which includes entry, buffet lunch and drinks package in the Ted McCabe function room, or a table of 10 for $1650. Race sponsorships are also still available.
Richmond Club has worked with Learning Links over a number of years, starting with the weekly Charity Housie hosted at the club to raise funds for free programs and services that improve children's literacy, numeracy and wellbeing in schools in the local area.
 “We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of Richmond Club Group. Proceeds raised on the day will assist Learning Links to deliver vital educational services and programs to children and their families,” said Ms Birgitte Maibom, Learning Links CEO.  
“Our mission is to provide children with the support, skills and services to help them reach their full learning potential. As a not-for-profit organisation, Learning Links receives very little government funding and events such the Richmond Charity Race Day provides the financial support to deliver programs in schools, contributing to the positive educational outcomes and wellbeing of our children,” said Ms Maibom.
Richmond Club also supports Learning Links’ Reading and Counting for Life programs at Richmond and Riverstone Public Schools. The programs are for children in Years 3-5 who are struggling or falling behind in their literacy and numeracy development. Club staff have also pitched in their own time, by volunteering as Reading Buddies to provide opportunities for children to thrive in the classroom.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the two organisations at their Race Day in 2016 to confirm the development of a multi-million-dollar childcare project opposite the club in Francis Street. This centre will differ from other services in the Hawkesbury, providing an inclusive environment with an increased number of places for children with a disability.

For more information on the Charity Race Day and the planned child care centre in Richmond, please contact Joel McMurtrie at Richmond Club on 4578 1144 or email

Race sponsorship information can be found here.

Media Enquiries: Joel McMurtrie, Media and Communications Officer – Ph: 4578 1144

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