Bob White Charity Golf Classic Raises $65,000 for Local Women's Shelters

October 6, 2010, 3:06 PM EST

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Two London Ontario area women's shelters will benefit from funds raised at this year's Bob White Charity Golf Classic.

More than $65,000 will be donated to the two facilities - the London area Women's Community House will receive $43,000 and the Women's Emergency Centre - Oxford, located in nearby Woodstock, will receive $22,000. The donations will be presented to the centres tomorrow.

Former CAW Secretary-Treasurer Bob Nickerson said this year's event was a tremendous success that will make a difference in the lives of women and children in the area.

"CAW locals, leadership and members from across southern Ontario took part in this event to ensure it continues to provide a positive impact in the community," Nickerson said.

 The charity golf classic is named in honour of founding CAW President Bob White, who grew up in the Woodstock area. In the four years it has been run, the Bob White Charity Golf Classic has raised almost $400,000 for women's shelters.

Women's Community House is the largest high security shelter for abused women and their children in Canada and offers both short term emergency housing and longer term accommodations.

Women's Emergency Centre - Oxford offers child support services and a program for children that are exposed to violence in the home, in addition to a number of other services.

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