THREE businessmen are rallying their efforts to support autistic children in the eastern suburbs.
Daryl Moss, Gary Johnson and Richard Vaughan - all of whom have been personally touched by autism - are the driving forces behind a golf day to raise money for Irabina Childhood Autism Services.
After attending a Christmas party held by the Bayswater North autism service, the three men joined heads to plan the event.
"After a golf day was suggested, everyone was supportive and said, 'Great idea, I'll be involved'," Mr Moss says.
"The day is about awareness for the cause, and raising money for the centre."
Mr Moss and fellow sponsor Brett Krueger will be among more than 70 golfers who will take to the fairways of Eastwood Golf Club next Monday.
Event co-ordinator Lisa Lawler says the timing of the fund-raising event was perfect.
"In 18 months we have been swamped with families requiring assistance. We've had to ask ourselves, 'how do we manage these families?"'
At present, the state government funds two hours of therapy for each autistic child a week.
Mrs Lawler says fund-raisers such as the golf day allowed them to provide extra services, such as a program that involves all family members in the therapy process.
Interested businesses and golfers can call Lisa Lawler on 0408109687 or email email@example.com.