Lakes Members’ Charity Golf Day

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Thursday 4th Jul 2024
7 am – 4:15 pm AEST

Our mission for this special day is to host a successful event, raising crucial funds to support Mary’s House Services in aiding women and children escaping domestic and family violence during their most vulnerable times.

Day Plan

  • 7-8 am registration / light breakfast and course briefing
  • 8.15 am shot gun start
  • 18 holes
  • On course refreshments will be available
  • Club house lounge open to players on completion of golf for pre luncheon beverages and canapes.
  • Seated luncheon
  • Welcome
  • Guest speaker
  • Introduction to Mary’s House Services
  • Auction
  • Raffle drawn
  • Presentation of prizes
  • Afternoon close 4.15 pm

Please note that an event information guide will be sent out to all participants one week prior. On the day should extreme weather conditions be forecasted the event will be cancelled – please check the Mary’s House Services social pages for updates.

All tickets exclude club / buggy / cart hire. These are available for you to hire directly from The Lakes Pro Shop.
The Club has:

  • A fleet of 30 modern electric motorised golf carts equipped with GPS.
  • A fleet of 10 battery powered buggies.
  • A selection of hire clubs including premium men’s and ladies sets.
  • A range of golf shoes of all sizes.

Preparing for the 2023 Mary’s House Walk

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The Mary’s House Walk is this coming weekend! If you have registered already, you will have received the below information, however, in case you’ve mislaid it, please see a recap of some of the important information you need to know in preparation for the walk.

We also want to share with you how grateful we are you are joining us to say ‘no ‘to domestic and family violence in our community.




Sunday 29th October 2023


Check-in is between 8:30am -9:00am


St Leonards Park, North Sydney.

Meet – Miller Street side of the park, at the open grass area in front of the stage.

Raffle Tickets

We are excited to be holding a raffle on the morning of the walk to help with our fundraising efforts. You will be able to purchase tickets from our team.

1 ticket for $10
3 tickets for $25

See our prizes below and thank you to these philanthropic organisations for their support and donation of these fabulous prizes.


There is ample metered and non-metered parking in the area around the park.


Please wear appropriate walking shoes on the day. Bring a hat and sunscreen for sun safety. Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the morning. Insect repellent if you are bothered by them.


The walk starts and ends at St Leonards Park, North Sydney. It is a 10km easy grade walk through the streets of North Sydney, passing through Balls Point Reserve and enjoying the natural surroundings.

There will be Mary’s House Services marshals/crew wearing blue vests stationed throughout the walk to direct you to follow the correct path.


At the start, halfway point, and end of the walk, there will be members of the St Johns Ambulance providing First Aid.


There will be toilet amenities and water-refill stations at the halfway point at Balls Point Reserve our Mary’s House Services volunteer crew will know where these are, and always happy to help.


The Greens in North Sydney is accepting reservations for lunch after the Mary’s House Walk. They have a special counter offer of burger and fries for $20! We strongly recommend you book a table in advance if you are interested.

It’s not too late to register! Join us on Sunday 29 October  • 10km • North Sydney

Our annual walk is a fundraising event to support Mary’s House in our mission to aid women and their children escaping domestic and family violence.

Download the Route Map
Register & Donate Now


This is a significant day for Mary’s House Services, and we are excited to have you join us and be an integral part of a community who will not accept domestic and family violence.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Terry Hills Golf Club Charity Golf Day

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Friday 27 October

Join us for a challenging round of golf on one of Sydney’s finest championship golf courses, followed by a delicious dinner, prize giving, raffles and auction. Proudly supporting Mary’s House and Mentoring Men charities.

Terrey Hills Golf and Country Club
Kingfisher Drive, 116 Booralie Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084, Australia

Join us at Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club for our annual golf day on Friday 27th October while helping raise money for Mentoring Men and Mary’s House Australia.

Mary’s House offers respite and critical care for families that are affected by domestic and family violence providing case and social work, safety, and a sense of belonging when women and often their children are at their most vulnerable.

Mentoring Men provides free long-term one-to-one life mentoring for men who are going through some challenges or changes in their life. They focus on a proactive approach, engaging with men who need help before they spiral into crisis.

All funds raised will be divided equally between the 2 charities.

OPTION 1 – Golf & Dinner (From 12pm, 1pm Shotgun Start)
Golfers, you’ll be greeted from 12.00pm for registration with a light sandwich buffet on arrival. Shotgun start briefing is at 12.45pm followed by an 18 hole game. Drinks kick off from 6.00pm followed by our BBQ banquet dinner. Jockey ‘Malcolm Johnston is our guest speaker on the evening with a prize giving, raffle and auction items up for grabs.

OPTION 2 – Dinner Only (From 6pm)
Not a Golfer no problem as our main event will be the fundraising BBQ banquet dinner with drinks included. We have limited spaces for this event.

Ticket Pricing:
Members – $250 – Golf and Dinner ($150 dinner only)
Non Members – $350 – Golf and Dinner ($200 dinner only)

All funds raised go to supporting our chosen charities.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Including Hole Sponsorship, Nearest The Pin, Longest Drive, Drinks Cart Sponsorship, Auction and raffle prizes, plus more…
Contact us for sponsorship details –

If possible, we encourage you to make a donation on top of the cost price. 100% of your donation will go directly to our dedicated charities.

Mary’s House Walk 2023

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Sunday 29 October

Join us in saying “no to domestic violence and family violence in our community.”

Our annual walk is a fundraising event to support Mary’s House in our mission to aid women and their children escaping domestic and family violence. This year, our fundraising target is $250,000. This will allow Mary’s House Services to provide more case management hours for families accessing the Mary’s House shelter and the Daisy Centre.

Pet companions

You can bring along your social pets for the walk – tethered at all times.

Individual or team

Sign up and join your friends on a team or as an individual. Children under 12 walk for free.

Easy grade

Suitable for all abilities. BYO water and be sun safe.

Open: Check-in on the day opens at 8:45am. Be there early for warm up, welcome from Mary’s House CEO Yvette Vignando, and route information.

Location: Meet at St Leonards Park, adjacent to North Sydney Oval in Miller Street, North Sydney. Look for Mary’s House blue and our banners in the park.

Route: The 10km walk commences at St Leonards Park, heads towards Balls Head Reserve, Waverton and returns via McMahons Point to The Greens North Sydney where walkers can book a table for post-walk brunch or lunch with your friends and family.

In the event of cancellation: If torrential rain or storms deem the event must be cancelled, Mary’s House Services will post notifications across our social media and on our website by 7:00am on the day of the event – Sunday 29 October 2023.

A Night to Remember: Green Moustache Fundraiser

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Green Moustache recently hosted our first annual fundraising event in support of Mary’s House Services, leaving guests with memories of an unforgettable evening filled with delectable treats and a spirit of giving. This event was not just about good food and drinks; it was about a community coming together over a shared interest in a great cause.

A Spectacular Start

The evening began with a delicious array of canapés, the crowd favourite being the Smoked Pork Hock Croquettes with a sourdough crumb and apple cider crème fraîche. Most flocked to the stunning grazing station stocked with fresh cheeses, meats, fruit and crackers and seafood enthusiasts visited the oyster station for freshly shucked East 33 Sydney Rock oysters. Drinks were flowing right from the beginning and the night was off to a great start with an air of positivity encompassing the venue.

Green Moustache Dining Experience

As guests settled into their seats for the evening, they were treated to a three-course dinner with entrees like Smoked Eggplant and Chickpea Stuffed Zucchini Flowers and Blue Swimmer Crab Fritters with
preserved lemon, duck egg, samphire, salsa verde and Yarra Valley caviar to share, followed by a choice of mains and desserts including Riverina Chargrilled Grain Fed Beef Fillet and Blood Orange Soufflé with pistachio and white chocolate. Ale from Willie The Boatman and delicious wines from Curator Wine Co in Barossa Valley accompanied the meal. The produce for the event was kindly donated by Foodlink Australia, Sydney Direct Fresh Produce, Willie The Boatman and Iain Sandler Wines meaning the majority of the ticket price went straight to Mary’s House Services.

Lizzie Pearl: An Engaging Host

The event was made even more special with the wonderful Lizzie Pearl from Channel Nine serving as the host for the evening. Her warm and welcoming presence and spectacular affort in extracting bids for the auction added an extra layer of sophistication and entertainment to the fundraiser, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

A Night of Giving Back

While the delicious food and drinks were certainly a highlight of the evening, the true essence of the event lay in its mission to support Mary’s House Services. Mary’s House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing shelter and support for survivors of domestic violence. The funds raised at this event will go a long way in helping Mary’s House continue its vital work in the community. A huge thanks to our generous sponsor Erilyan Construction and the businesses that donated auction items for the evening: Bang Bang Muay Thai, The Albert Mosman, Winmark Wines, Finders Distillery, Ensemble Theatre, Champagne Pommery, Bannerman’s Lawyers, Ken Done, Dan Grantham, Karma Resorts, Longview Vineyard, Pinot & Picasso North Sydney, Paringa Estate Wines, Verve Portraits, Helping Hand Group.

A Community Coming Together

What made this fundraiser truly special was the sense of community that permeated the event. Guests came together not only to enjoy an exceptional evening but also to contribute to a worthy cause. The event served as a reminder that, when we come together as a community, we can make a real and lasting impact on the lives of those in need.

Looking Ahead

The success of the Green Moustache fundraiser for Mary’s House Services is a testament to the power of compassion and generosity. As we reflect on this memorable evening, we are reminded of the importance of supporting organisations like Mary’s House that provide vital services to those facing domestic violence.

Thank You For A Successful IWD Lunch 2023!

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Our 2023 International Women’s Day Lunch was an astounding success. 230 amazing women and men attended our lunch at the beautiful Kirribilli Club where we came together to #embraceequity, acknowledge International Women’s Day and raise money to support women and children escaping domestic violence.

We are pleased to share that we raised almost $65,000! These funds will be directed towards supporting Mary’s House Services to continue to provide quality refuge and services for women and their children escaping domestic violence and abuse.

Jacinta Tynan, our passionate MC guided us throughout the day, Aunty Margret delivered a Welcome to Country which bound us together in gratitude, Zoe Marshall shared her story of survival and Anna Sheppard reminded us of the value of spreading kindness. We’d like to deeply thank Jacinta, Aunty Margret, Zoe and Anna for sharing the day with us.

The Mary’s House community is unique. The heartfelt encouragement and the commitment to our cause from so many people in such diverse ways is extraordinary. Thank you for sharing the day with us and for your very generous help.

Thank you to Bisley Workwear who supported the event, to the Mater Hospital for your ongoing corporate support and to everyone who donated prizes for our raffle and auction, (listed below), those who donated financially, the event suppliers and our many volunteers who made the lunch possible. We would like to particularly thank our photographer, Fine Photography, our videographer from Storyteller ProductionsFlowers by Min for their floral arrangements and Kwik Kopy, North Ryde, who provided us with their services, pro bono. We are so grateful.

Together we are supporting families to be safe, hopeful and empowered to rebuild their lives.

A big thank you to everyone!

Warmest regards

The Mary’s House Services’ Team