Our recent charity golf day at the Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club, was a big success raising £6,313 for Help for Heroes.
The 72 players travelled from round the country to take part and managed to avoid the showers to enjoy the challenging course and dramatic scenery. The golf was followed by a presentation and prize giving, and was supported by many of Bott’s customers and suppliers.
By organising the event Bott raised £6,313 for Help for Heroes. Founded in 2007 the charity aims to help people from the armed forces who have been severely wounded in action, and to assist them in integrating back into society. The charity has already raised in excess of £130 million, and its current priority is to build, equip and run five personnel recovery centres in Plymouth, Edinburgh, Catterick, Colchester and Tidworth.
The golf event is just one part of Bott’s fundraising activity for Help for Heroes. In December 2011 the company organised a charity raffle, raising £2,613, and in May 2012 CEO Clive Woodward and finance director Simon Fry are taking part in a sponsored bike ride, cycling 350 miles from Portsmouth to Dover via Normandy.
Clive said: “It is encouraging that despite the current difficult economic climate, people are still willing to do their bit for charity and help the less fortunate. We would like to say a big thank you to all our suppliers and customers for helping us to raise money for such a worthy cause.
“Help for Heroes wants long-term help to be available to the injured personnel who have served their country and now have to rebuild their lives. Funding will be required for years to come to maintain and develop appropriate facilities, so the fundraising has to continue.”
Contributions can be made at the official charity site www.bmycharity.com/bottH4H.