We took to the golf course and raised almost £6,000!

11 May 2016

This week we held our annual Golf Day. We are very pleased to announce that we raised a grand total of £5,709.50 for Inspire!

16 teams took to the sunny Hintlesham Golf Club green for the day hosted by our charity patrons ex-Ipswich Town FC captain Matt Holland, Talk Sport’s Georgie Bingham and Dave Ward OBE. With the help of local and national businesses and charity supporters donating raffle prizes and auction prizes and panicked golfers purchasing mulligans for their bad shots we managed to raise the whopping amount!

We would like to say a big thank you from everyone at Inspire to everyone who took part and the businesses and individuals who donated to the day, without which we wouldn’t be able to raise funds like this for the sports and education activities that we carry out in the local community. Thanks also to Emma Collingridge, Miss Teen GB for supporting the event!

Congratulations to everyone who took part!

1st place (94 points) – L&B Rail Executive – Dave Ward Patron of the charity
2nd place (91 points) – Hardley Athletic
3rd place (90 points) – Willis Towers Watson team
Nearest the Pin competition – Vanessa Bell from the Willis Towers Watson team
Longest Drive competition – Gib Dyson from the Astute team
Best individual score (48 points) – Stephen Ward from the L&B Rail Executive Team

Thanks to our hole sponsors for the day:

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A particular thanks to Georgie Bingham, Hintlesham Golf Club, Berry’s Jewellers, Hyntle Barn Clinic in Hintlesham, TA Hotel Collection and Ipswich Osteopaths for generously donating prizes to our raffle including Fourballs at a range of golf courses across the country. A big highlight of the day for the golfers was the top auction prize of four VIP tickets to The Open at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland, kindly donated by charity supporter Stephen Ward.

Terry Baxter, Chief Executive of Inspire says:

“We are delighted with the turn out of the day in support of Inspire and the astounding amount that was raised. Our supporters play a key part in allowing the work we do as a charity in the local community to continue and we are hugely grateful to all the businesses and people who donated to the day. It was a great, sunny day and we are already look forward to the next one“

To express an interest in the next Golf Day held by Inspire, please contact Rachel Reddington on rachelr@inspiresuffolk.org.uk 


Take a look at our photos for the day…

Inspire Golf Day 2016