We hosted our Charity Golf Day and Gala Dinner on Friday 2nd July 2010 at Astbury Golf Club in Cheshire, which saw 22 teams of four golfers playing an 18 hole stableford competition in the glorious sunshine.
The day started with each player being presented with goodie bags including gifts from Prism Total IT Solutions, who were the main sponsor for 2010. The golfers were treated to refreshments including a hog roast at the halfway house, which was kindly supplied by The Brownlow Inn, Congleton.
After a relaxing day of golf, 145 guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal which was served in a marquee in the grounds of Astbury Golf Club. Entertainment was provided by renowned comedian Billy Bean and Master of Ceremonies Vince Miller.
A game of stand up Heads and Tails was won by Sean Johnson of Lichfield Kitchens and Bedrooms, and the star raffle prize of a Giant Revel 2 mountain bike was won by Matt Quinn of St. James’s Place Manchester. The Charity Auction saw guests bidding on some fantastic items including a Bruce Springsteen Original LP Album and a BeoCom 4 cordless telephone, which was kindly donated by Bang Olufsen, Wilmslow. The live four piece band, Real Class, kept the guests dancing through until the early hours of Saturday morning.
The event was a great success and we raised in the region of £11,000 on the day, which will be matched pound for pound by St. James’s Place, meaning a fantastic £22,000 going to the St. James’s Place Foundation. The money will go towards projects that are for the direct benefit of physically disabled children, those challenged by a mental condition, or a life threatening or degenerative illness. The Foundation also supports the Hospice Movement, by making grants for things such as equipment, the cost of complementary therapy or specialist nursing staff.
1st Place – St. James’s Place Liverpool (Michael Blunt, Nigel Holland, John Ronan, Nigel Graham)
2nd Place – Stroke of Luck (Graham Ashley, Bernard Shepherd, Howard Spargo, Susan Haslam)
3rd Place – IFA Portals Ltd (Mark Barry, Simon Holden, Tony Doidge, Peter O’Dowd)
Longest Drive – Andrew Budden (Field of Dreams)
Nearest the Pin – Mark Barry (IFA Portals Ltd) on 11th hole
Nearest the Pin on 4th Hole – Tony Ormond (Bright Grey)
Raffle Prize Winners
Giant Revel 2 Mountain Bike – Matt Quinn
£25 John Douglas Voucher – Giorgio Brugnoli
Afternoon Tea for Two at Crewe Hall – Steve Roe
£30 Gift Voucher for Black Swan – Mike Blunt
Cut & Blow-dry at Vanity Corner – Christina Davies
Family Membership at David Lloyd – Peter Jones
Seasoned Culinary Course – Nigel Woodbridge
Facial at Swan Bank Beauty House – Peter Mellor
Session with Personal Trainer John Machin – Sandra McAllister
Air Conditioning Unit – Renzo Giavannini
Moto Pure Universal Headset – Jeremy Bramley
Meal for Two at Cafe Symphony – Jane Pickup
£10 Davenports Voucher – Joe Lightfoot
Cool Bag & Picnic Rug – Steve Parratt
Perfume Set – Paul Sambrook
Selection of Books – Paula Jones