Tees took a bashing for the third year running, as our annual charity golf day raised £6,800 for WellChild. It brings us to £20,000 raised overall since adopting the charity in 2017!
Our biggest golf day yet saw 15 teams at the Brickhampton Court Golf Complex battling it out to win the Target claret jug in what was mostly (and unbelievably) a sunny day! In a competitive contest, Frocester Group took home the silverware with a total score of 95. It was close, as they came in just two points ahead of Simplicity. Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive, nearest the pin and beat the pro competitions.
Inspired by the great snaps from last year, our official photographer David Dare ran a competition for best photo. The winner scooped a free business headshot photoshoot for up to 4 people. If that wasn’t enough, our Chairman, now also known as Colin the commentator, was on the course throughout the day. He was well equipped with a microphone and video camera in hand, reporting on the action.
When the golf was finished, the teams all enjoyed a delicious BBQ from Brickhampton’s Argentinian grill. There was also another chance to buy raffle tickets, four ball vouchers or bid on the silent auction. The prize giving ceremony was followed by a speech from Gloucestershire’s WellChild nurse, Nina Griffiths. She explained what she does to help seriously ill children be cared for and supported at home wherever possible.
“It was a brilliant day for it – considering we’ve had rain ever since we were very lucky with the weather,” said Colin. “We’d like to say a big thank you to all the teams that took part, our sponsors and those who donated auction, four ball and raffle prizes.”
WellChild nurse, Nina said: “To have Target’s support for a third year is brilliant and I was thrilled to be there on the day to help present the prizes and draw the raffle.
“A huge amount of effort had gone into planning it and this was evident by the £6,800 that was raised. We’re amazed and delighted that Target have raised £20,000 overall in less than three years, what an amazing team effort. As a charity reliant on voluntary income, it’s only thanks to fundraising efforts like this that we are able to expand this vital service to meet the growing demand from children, young people and families across the UK.”
Our sponsors: Spencer Accounting Services, Newman Langley Financial Consulting, Typecraft and White Room Images.
Teams: Abbey Kitchens, Frocester Group, Dude Where’s My Par, The Future of Golf, Ceres Bandits, Team BPE, Bevans Beauties, SW&L, Spencer’s Shankers, Team Grafx, Wood’s Tigers, Team Simplicity, The Really Useful Duffers, Edgewest Plastics, Willans Solicitors All Stars and Creed Foodservice.
Those who donated prizes: Randall & Payne LLP, Errea Sports, Spencer Accounting Services, Steve Dean, MF Freeman, Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham Racecourse, Three Choirs Vineyard, Brickhampton Court Golf Complex, Ross Langdon PGA Golf Pro, Specsavers, CLC Health & Fitness Centre, McColl Marketing, Cheltenham Physiotherapy, Ella & Fleur Hot Yoga, Forest Hills Golf Club, stu-art design, Naunton Downs Golf Club, Nicky Lawrenson PGA Golf Pro, Gloucester Golf Club, Rodway Hill Golf Club, Toni & Guy Cheltenham, Cleeve Hill Golf Club, Cotswold Hills Golf club, The Daffodil and Brasserie Blanc.
To see a video showing highlights from the Target Charity Golf Day 2019 day click here
To see more photos from the day, check our social media pages!