What the Prime Minister’s XI means to Synergy
February 16, 2017
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Nadene Smith, Office Manager

 

Synergy was presented with another opportunity to help raise funds for charity partner YouthCare Canberra at Hotel Realm yesterday through the Prime Minister’s XI Cricket Lunch.

We have worked hard to promote the cause of Youth Care Canberra since October 2015 and this is the second time Synergy has raised funds at the Prime Minister’s XI by attending the official function and selling raffle tickets during the event, with over $4000 raised.

Hosted by MC Tim Gavel, yesterday’s lunch featured a panel discussion from prominent Australian Cricketing figures including Cricket Australia’s CEO James Sutherland, Brian Booth, former Australian Cricketer and Cate McGregor, Commentator and Author.

We were also very excited to see our colleague Cameron Lynch presented with the ‘Excellence in Community Service Award’ by YouthCare Canberra for his significant contribution to the organisation. This includes taking the lead to promote YCC and fundraise for them, engaging with YCC staff and assisting on the YCC board. This resulted in over $15,000 in raffle ticket sales in 2016, in addition to our annual donation.

Synergy was recognised as a finalist in the 2016 Australian Accounting Awards in the ‘Community Program of the Year’ category for the work we do with YouthCare Canberra and we look forward to continuing this partnership well into the future.

Several Synergites continued the festivities into the evening to watch big hits, fast yorkers and classic catches.

The first Prime Minister’s XI to be played in T20 format was definitely a success, with Sri Lanka claiming victory. More importantly however, it gave Synergy another opportunity to help raise funds for charity partner YouthCare Canberra.

Panel discussion.
James Sutherland, Cricket Australia CEO, interview with Tim Gavel.

Cameron Lynch being presented with the ‘Excellence in Community Service Award’ by YouthCare Canberra.