Melbourne Cup fun at Crime Stoppers golf day

THERE has been plenty of horsing around at Redland Bay Golf Course but the fun has all helped to club crime.

About 125 golfers, who were dressed in their Melbourne Cup best, helped to raise about $4000 for Crime Stoppers.

The festivity was all part of a golf day hosted by Crime Stoppers Brisbane Bayside branch volunteers on Friday, November 2.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organisation which receives calls and anonymous tip-offs from the public about crime, which are passed to police.

Last financial year, reports made to Crime Stoppers helped nab 49 people on 172 charges in the bayside, leading to the seizure of $281,090 worth of drugs and property.

The call centres are manned by staff by branch volunteers help to raise money for the organisation.

Crime Stoppers Brisbane Bayside branch president Paul Fitzpatrick said the funds would be used to buy merchandise for handout promoting Crime Stoppers’ 1800 333 000 hotline number.

Funds would also help top-up a cash rewards kitty dipped into by police when seeking vital clues from the public.

Mr Fitzpatrick said the golf day was supported by the local community, with teams made up of My Networking Group members, business representatives and off-duty police all there.

A luncheon was served after the morning ambrose tournament, with raffle prizes drawn.

To report crime anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.