Clough Family Group Charity Night
Pakenham Mazda has built its business as a family-owned operation that’s known for its advocacy of the local community. The dealership and the Clough name go hand-in-hand since it began with Bruce Clough, the beloved businessman who passed from a battle of pancreatic cancer over six years ago. In recognition and celebration of Bruce, over the past two years, the Clough family have raised over $70,000 to fight pancreatic cancer.
Through the Clough Family Group Charity Night, the family behind Pakenham Mazda have gathered friends, colleagues and the local community to the Racing.com Park in Tynong, where funds are divided between the local Casey Cardinia Foundation and nationwide foundation Pancare. Led by Bruce’s daughter-in-law, Tamara Clough, the fundraising event banded the community through dining, auctioneering and awards with a great result of fun and funds raised toward these worthy causes.
The Casey Cardinia Foundation distributes grants to local worthy causes, which Bruce was passionate about. The Pancare foundation helps suffers from pancreatic cancer, as well as does research for a cure and fosters awareness for the disease. Pancare CEO, Barry Westhorpe believes the family is marking Bruce’s legacy in the best way possible.
“Bruce was a wonderful entrepreneur and a wonderful person, [his] legacy is being carried on by his own children.”
Hosting the event at the hub of the community is only fitting for what Bruce would have done if he hosted a fundraiser. He never got to see the racecourse completed, but eldest son Paul believed he would have loved it. Just as much as he would have loved giving back to a local foundation such as Casey Cardinia Foundation.
“Being locals, it’s important that you give back to the local community and the Foundation helps do that.” said Paul in his interview with the Pakenham Star.
The Cloughs goal is to hit the $100,000 in their third year of running the event. This has been locked in for March 26th, 2020.