Glazerite golf day raises thousands for Kelly’s Heroes charity

The Glazerite UK Group welcomed the sunshine along with 136 guests to its annual Pro-Am golf day at Wellingborough Golf Club on Friday 7 July, an event that also raised thousands of pounds for the Kelly’s Heroes charity.

A host of Glazerite customers, suppliers and employees joined in the event, now in its 17th year, which raised an incredible £12,000 for Kelly’s Heroes. The mental health charity, previously known as We Mind & Kelly Matters, was set up by former Glazerite chairman, John Hewitt, following the death of his daughter in 2018.

Winners on the day were Symphony Windows, with Mews Windows in second place. Veka Plan UK finished in third, with Veka Group owners Elke and Andreas Hartleif flying over from Germany to join their UK counterparts and Glazerite for the day. The event, which was praised by attendees as the best yet, saw 34 teams of 136 golfers take part as well as compete in the ‘Nearest the Pin’ and ‘Longest Drive’ challenges.

Alongside Glazerite’s customers, suppliers including Veka, Avantis, Brisant, Haffner and Masterframe took part, while DoorCo and Window Ware supported with sponsorship. Peter Mews of Mews Windows conducted the evening’s fundraising auction, which saw some incredible prizes, including a Tiger Woods Commemorative Plaque and an Ian Poulter Ryder Cup signed print up for grabs.

After the golf, guests joined Glazerite employees for a garden party, where Kelly’s Heroes CEO, Sherry Adams, was presented with the £12,000 cheque for the charity.

Sherry commented: “Kelly’s Heroes was wonderfully supported by Glazerite throughout the day. The event will help us to continue to support those suffering with their mental health, as well as those affected by bereavement by suicide.”

The money raised will support Kelly’s Heroes’ ‘Listening Ear’ initiative, which offers support from 6pm-9pm, 365 days a year, for anyone who needs help.