New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia
New Zealand Embassy and charity golf tournament help rebuild earthquake damaged school in memory of Tim Mackay
A charity golf tournament held in honour of New Zealander Tim Mackay, former president director of Holcim Cement Indonesia, has raised nearly US$100,000 to help reconstruct a school in West Java that was damaged in an earthquake.
Tim Mackay, who had been working in Indonesia since 2004, was killed in the July 2009 bombings of the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Jakarta.
Eamon Ginley, a New Zealander now running Holcim, said Mackay had a passion for education, and this was a fitting project to remember him by.
It is hoped the Tim MacKay Memorial Golf Invitational, attended by Mackay’s son Travis and more than 100 golfers, will become an annual event. The charity golf tournament was organised by the Property and Construction Golf Club, a company which was co-founded by Mackay.
The New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta has provided $NZ25, 000 towards rebuilding the school that will help get 300 students back into permanent classrooms.