19 May 2024, 03:19
By Furniture News Sept 28, 2020

Charity golf events raise funds for furniture industry

The Furniture Makers’ Company has raised £3000 through two Covid-secure golf events.

The National Charity Golf Day, a staple in the industry calendar and the charity’s longest-running fundraiser, took place on 17th September at the world-renowned Warwickshire Golf Club. The format of this year’s event was altered to comply with social distancing guidelines, but the pared-back day still attracted almost 40 players from the industry. The fundraiser was sponsored by Bisley, Jay-Be, KI, NEJ Stevenson and Sofa Brands International.

Following a day of play, Hippo won the team competition and Paul Mott was crowned the individual winner. Meanwhile, longest drive went to James Falvey, while Ben Burbidge took the prize for nearest the pin.

In addition to the National Golf Day, the charity also organised a Golf Challenge this year, sponsored by Ocee Design, which invited golfers to play a round at a time and date of their choice between 1st August and 17th September. Players then had to submit their Stableford scorecard with a suggested donation of £20 to be in with a chance of winning.

John Goldsworthy was awarded first place, and will receive a trophy, an American Golf e-voucher for £150 and free entry to the National Golf Day in 2021.

Alistair Gough, fundraising chairman, says: “Very many thanks to all our golfers who took part in these two events, and to our generous sponsors and supporters. We were once again very lucky with the weather for the National Golf Day and we hope you all enjoyed the event, even though we couldn’t hold it in our usual format.

“We are delighted that just over £3000 has been raised for the charity from the two events, which will go towards helping others in our industry. Fundraising is not easy at the moment, so your support is very much appreciated.”

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