Karndean golf day raises £11,000 for charity trio
Karndean Designflooring’s annual golf day has raised £11,000 for three charities.
The event at Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel, Tewkesbury raised money for Breast Cancer Now, Mentor Link and Evesham Adventure Playground.
The event also featured a raffle and an auction, with prizes including a framed and signed England cricket test match shirt, a day at the Duxford airfield and military testing ground – including a flight in a Tiger Moth – and Swarovski crystal jewellery.
Mentor Link and Evesham Adventure Playground were nominated by the company’s staff. Dedicated to supporting vulnerable and distressed children and young people by providing them with a volunteer mentor, Mentor Link offers listening support and guidance to young people during difficulties in their lives such as bullying and traumatic bereavement. Evesham Adventure Playground enriches the lives of young people and their families by ensuring they have the space to have fun together, providing various clubs and activities including out of school clubs, holiday play schemes, youth clubs, a toddler group and a breakfast club.
‘All of us at the Adventure Playground are extremely grateful for Karndean’s support. The funds that have been raised will make a big difference in helping to keep all our activities running to a high standard, and we can see from our visitors faces that the playground has a real positive impact on their family life and general wellbeing. I’d like to say a huge thank you to all at Karndean for their contribution,’ said Sam Dawson, Evesham Adventure Playground manager.
‘We chose these three charities because they are all doing vital work, improving and potentially saving lives, so the golf day was the perfect opportunity to support their causes and recognise their hard work. We appreciate the time and immense effort that went into organising this event, and I extend my thanks to all who made it such a success,’ said Paul Barratt, Karndean Designflooring md.
Pictured (left to right) are: Barratt; Dawson and Poppy Whatmore (aged eight), Jooles Whatmore (aged ten) and Amelia Ainsworth (aged seven).