Sale Turf Club contributes to injured and orphaned wildlife

Sale Turf Club Foundation Director, Judith Hay recently visited Our Haven Wildlife Shelter to make a significant donation. Pictured is foundation director Ms Hay with OHWS volunteer Tara and OHWS Founder, Theresa Matthews.

SALE Turf Club Foundation recently made a donation of $40,000 to the Our Haven Wildlife Shelter Inc.

The donation was made to help assist the great work Our Haven does, caring for injured and orphaned wildlife.

Sale Turf Club Foundation was set up in 2018, and since then has made annual donations to many local causes.

These donations have included to local sportspersons to assist in travel expenses to participate in interstate and international events, to sporting organisations to assist with the costs associated with holding events and to local schools to assist with sporting programs. Donations have also been made to the Central Gippsland Health Services and the Good Friday Appeal.

Theresa and Tony ‘Scruff’ Matthews, and a small handful of volunteers at Our Haven Wildlife Shelter (OHWS) are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, raising and ultimately release of orphaned kangaroos, wallabies and other wildlife.

OHWS is a registered charity that relies on the generous donations from the general public to fund the significant financial burden that comes with nursing and caring for these beautiful national icons of Australia.

Sale Turf Club Foundation Director, Bill Jones explained it is the aim of the foundation to ensure that donations were used within the local community, and was proud to be able to assist OHWS.

Foundation director, Judith Hay visited OHWS to present Theresa with a cheque for $40,000.

She was given the opportunity to help with the lunchtime feeding of the young joeys in Theresa and Tony’s care.

For those interested in donating or just wanting to know a bit more about the work OHWS does, visit:

Judith Hay feeding ‘Mort’, and Eden Mogridge feeding ‘Astra’. Photos: Contributed