Mounties Group scooped up a win in the health and wellbeing category of the 2021 Clubs and Community Awards, for launching Mounties Care late in 2020, offering a free health service to all members.
Mounties had been nominated as finalists in seven of the nine awards and was also highly commended for their contribution to the community through their drought relief initiatives.
The Awards highlighted the importance of clubs as local community hubs during challenging times in 2020, whether they were lending their premises to bushfire and flood victims, championing worthy causes and raising funds, or simply providing a meeting place where locals could visit to see a friendly face.
Supporting their local community is not a new concept to Mounties Group, which formed in 1964 purely for that reason alone.
Mounties Group has recently amalgamated with Wyong RSL Club, Halekulani Bowling Club and is in negotiations with the Breakers Club at Wamberal.
As a profit-for-purpose business, Mounties Group operates with one goal at the forefront of everything they do, to make the lives of its members better.
Last year members told Mounties Group via a customer feedback survey that their number one concern for their future was the health and wellbeing of themselves and their loved ones.
It was the very same survey that led to the opening of two new state-of-the-art children’s play centres within their flagship locations Mounties and Harbord Diggers.
Securing their win for the Health and Wellbeing category was the launch of Mounties Care, a free health and wellbeing service available to all 160,000-plus members across NSW.
Mounties Group partnered with leading integrated care specialists, Vitalis, to support the health, wellbeing, independence and quality of life of all members.
The Group provides a network of accredited service providers, offering a holistic approach to health, including free members Healthline, home care services, care navigation, allied health, hospital at home, general practitioners, mental health support and women’s health.
Mounties President, Kevin Ingram OAM, described the highs and the lows of the past year and how proud he was that they were still able to continue doing what they do best.
“2020 will go down in history as one of our toughest years yet but with the many lows we experienced as a business, there were in fact far greater highs,” he said.
“Born from the challenge, uncertainty and stress we all had to endure, many fantastic things happened for us as a group and more importantly for our members and our local communities.
“It is fantastic to be recognised for the work that we do by the industry itself and we look forward to next year’s awards so that we can once again learn about all the fantastic work the clubs’ industry is doing for the people of Australia, but to also share the next stage of our evolution as this year is already shaping up to be even better for us,” Ingram said.
Media release, June 4