Craig Burnard has put his frustrations into print after a documentary slamming clubs for aiding gambling addictions angered him.
Underneath the surface, clubs give back about $2.3 billion in social donations ... but nobody is telling these stories.- Craig Burnard
Mr Burnard works for a company that makes videos for in-house television screen for clubs across the country.
He has an inside look at the unpublished work they do with local charities and he was inspired to put their efforts into words.
“You could argue that people could sit at home with a credit card and gamble their lives away,” he said.
“Underneath the surface, clubs give back $2.3 billion in social donations … but nobody is telling these stories.
The Wagga RSL Club is one of 20 establishments from across the country that were recognised in his book Why Clubs Are Good For Australia.
The chapter details the decade-long relationship the Wagga RSL Club has with Willans Hill School.
“That was something they were quite proud of,” he said.
“They go beyond handing over a cheque, they rolled up their sleeves and the staff get involved.”
Copies of Why Clubs Are Good For Australia are being sold at the Wagga RSL Club with the profits being donated to charity.
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