Thredbo Presents Thredbo Ski Patrol Association with Merritts Chair Auction Proceeds

L → R: TSPA volunteer patroller Scott Harris, TSPA Ambassador Tommy Tomasi, Thredbo Resort GM Stuart Diver and TSPA volunteer patroller Matt Stewart (photograph: Thredbo Resort)

In a presentation at Thredbo on Thursday 17 October Stuart Diver, General Manager of Thredbo Resort, presented six local Snowy Mountains charities and non-for-profit organisations with $12,000 cheques as part of the $200,000 plus proceeds raised from the Merritts Chair Online Charity Auction.

The remaining funds were then presented to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation at their biggest fundraising event of the year, Radiothon at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on Friday 18 October 2019.

The Merritts Chair Online Charity Auction, held over the period 24 September to 1 October 2019, far exceeded expectations with every one of the 112 historic Merritts Chairs that were listed in the auction converted into monetary donations that will serve to benefit the local and wider community.

Stuart Diver, General Manager of Thredbo Resort addressed the attendees at Thursday’s cheque presentation in Thredbo and said “Thredbo, and the Snowy Mountains community is so fortunate to have local organisations that support, nurture and deliver so much good into our community. It is only with the selfless commitment from volunteers and organisations who care, that we have such a thriving, supportive community.”

Local Snowy Mountains charities and not-for-profit organisations that attended the cheque presentation in Thredbo included:

  • Thredbo Early Childhood Centre
  • Thredbo Ski Patrol Association
  • Disabled Wintersport Australia
  • Jindabyne Trail Stewardship
  • The Fly Program
  • Thredbo Historical Society

Thredbo Ski Patrol Association’s Ambassador Tommy Tomasi accepted the cheque on its behalf and said, “Our organisation is completely volunteer based and relies on support such as that shown by Thredbo to continue running our essential service. We love the mountains, including all the challenges that come with them, and we look forward to using this donation to help people continue to enjoy all that Thredbo has to offer.”