The Club mourns the loss of our esteem colleague, Mr Robert Willey.
Mr Willey was the pillar of the Club for a long time, forging great ties in communities and supporting all the causes we pursue.
We send our deepest sympathies to Mr Willey’s family and our sincerest gratitude for all his contributions to the Club.
Good Friday 2018
We did our 70th Good Friday Appeal!!
It has been another fabulous year of FUNdraising for our beloved Royal Children’s Hospital and we are beyond ecstatic we raised a whooping amount of $508,076.00
We cannot emphasize enough our gratitude towards our Branches and Groups, our corporate partners, as well as our volunteers all over Victoria who gave up their time and work tirelessly with us for this amazing appeal.
At this year’s Good Friday, we presented a very special meritorious award to the late Ian Hunter who has been a long stalwart of the Club since 1975. The recipient of this award was his wife Rhonda. A video of this special award presentation can be viewed here https://ubcvic.org.au/ian-hunter-award/
It has been a rewarding 76 years. Thank you to EVERYONE! More details on Good Friday Appeal 2018 at
Our Peninsula Group raised $83,237.00 for Good Friday Appeal 2018.
Always busy with their various FUNdraising activities, their most prominent one is the historic wheelbarrow push on Good Friday itself. This wheelbarrow push begins at Sorrento, then onwards to Rye, Boneo, Rosebud, Dromana, Redhill and ends at Mt Martha.
Together with Altus Traffic, we are grateful to have the ‘escort’ of Sorrento, Redhill and Boneo Fire Brigade to keep our volunteers safe.
This wheelbarrow push is a long 29km walk hence we are thankful to Mornington Peninsula Beachside tourism group that organisers lunch every year to ensure we are well fuelled to keep going.
A lot happens behind the scenes and the patriarch that holds it all together is one gentleman by the name of Clem Kleinig. Clem has been involved with the wheelbarrow push since its inception and this year marks Clem’s 50th walk. That is an amazing feat for someone his age.
We hope Clem will be around for many many pushes to come and huge thanks to the Peninsula group for all their efforts!
For a small rural community, our Wonthaggi group raised a magnificent $33980.30 in its 36th years with UBC.
Consisting of a small but enthusiastic team of grandparents, mums, dads, young children and an adorable dog, they worked hard collecting all day.
Huge congratulations to our Wonthaggi group, along with all the volunteers and supporters!