Fundraising golf day goes with a swing

Date: Thursday 26 May 2016

WEB - TWEM - Bluebelle - Rutland Water Charity Golf Day

A family golf day has raised an incredible £4,200 for two local charities thanks to a hole lot of support from us!

Our East Midlands team, which is building new homes at Bluebelle at Priors Hall Park in Corby, sponsored the 18th hole at the annual golf day organised by the Keefe family, as well as donated two £50 raffle prizes.

The event was held at Rutland Water Golf Club on Saturday 14th May, with more than 160 golfers taking part, wearing pink for breast cancer awareness. The day’s competitions on the course were followed by an 80s themed evening at Blackthorn Wood Golf Club in Cottingham.

Family member Rebecca-anne Collins says: “My mother-in-law Anita Keefe was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. After she received the all clear following a year of treatments, her husband Vincent, alongside the rest of the family, wanted to give something back, and as he’s a keen golfer, a golf day to benefit different charities was the obvious choice.

“In the past we have donated to the Centenary Wing at Kettering General Hospital, raising more than £9,000 in the last two years, and this year all proceeds will be split between the Northamptonshire Macmillan Cancer Support nurses and Lakelands Hospice in Corby.

“We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous support for the event.”

Nick Upex, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says: “We’re committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes and this is a great example of the way we can help local fundraising initiatives to benefit the lives of local people.

“We’re delighted to have been able to provide sponsorship for his fantastic event, now in its third year, and wish the Keefe family every success with fundraising in the future!”

There is a superb selection of four-bedroom homes currently available at Bluebelle at Priors Hall Park.