GM Fundraising’s annual golf day took place on June 22 in a new venue: Forest Pines Hotel and Golf Resort in Lincolnshire.
Not only was an enjoyable day had by the industry’s golfers, but it was also the most successful yet in terms of charitable contributions, raising £14,899.60 for Hope House Children’s Hospices.
“This is the 15th GM Fundraising Golf Day, and in terms of funds raised, the most successful yet,” Gary Morton said. “The Forest Pines resort offered a tough, tight challenge for the teams that entered the competition. The 27-hole/10,000-yard championship golf course is nestled in 190 acres of very tall pine woodland, consisting of tree-lined fairways and water hazards.
“Dekko Window Systems came away with the winning team prize this year, while Tim Tilley, long-term GM Fundraising supporter and member of the Border2Border team, won the individual prize with 33 points.
“The golf competition was followed by a great evening in the hotel, with a wonderful barbeque style dinner, high quality raffle and very lively auction. Thank you to those that made donations to the raffle and bought on the night, including an Anthony Joshua (World Heavyweight Champion) framed and signed boxing glove, which went for £2,000.
“As with previous years, the event was sold out before it was launched. Our golf day is always one of the most popular events on our calendar and our loyal supporters usually sign up for next year on the day. This year we had more enquiries than ever for companies wanting to enter two teams and new supporters wanting to join – I hate turning people away so we’re now exploring running next year’s event over two days, returning to either Mottram Hall or Telford in June.”
GM Fundraising raises funds for the children affected by life-limiting illnesses and their families that are cared for by Hope House Children’s Hospices.