Wenty Leagues raises $65,000 for the Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is $65,000 better off, thanks to Wenty Leagues.

The club hosted its fourth annual Calcutta Charity Dinner last week,  where club industry suppliers and special guests united in a show of support of Wenty Leagues’ strong partnership with Black Dog Institute.

Wenty Leagues helped raise and additional $65,000 for the institute which will go toward its continued research and clinical work.

One in five Australians aged between 16-85 will experience mental illness in any year.

“I am certain that this will assist The Black Dog Institute enormously in their research and clinical work as they continue to help those suffering mental illness in our community,” Wenty Leagues chief executive Glenn Kovacs said.

This year’s Calcutta charity dinner had a Alice in Wonderland mad hatter theme. Special guests included Australian veteran and inspirational guest speaker Damien Thomlinson, along with Karen Elliff and Susie Nugan from the Black Dog Institute. There was also a special performance from Kelso High School’s Cirkus Surreal.

“I thank everyone for making the fourth Wenty Leagues Black Dog Calcutta a very special and memorable occasion,” Mr Kovacs said.

“I am extremely proud of all those who have been involved in making the night so great, as we continue our strong partnership with The Black Dog Institute.”