Denby Dale & District Rotary has come up with a novel way of raising funds after the cancellation of its annual golf day.
Since 2012, the Yorkshire club’s golf days have raised over £34,000, with more than £21,000 donated to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.
Like many other organisations, this year’s tournament was a victim of COVID-19 but, at a time when charities like Forget Me Not desperately need support, the Club has launched the Rotary Charity Golf Challenge.
Since 2012, the Yorkshire club’s golf days have raised over £34,000, with more than £21,000 donated to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.”
Raising funds for both the hospice and also Carers UK, with whom Rotary GB&I has recently announced a 12-month partnership, golfers can compete in the event by playing at any course at any time until Sunday, September 13th.
The entry cost is just £10 per person and after teams of four have completed their round, they simply email their scorecard. The winning team will receive 10% of all entry fees collected with prizes for the top four teams.
You can play anywhere at any time until Sept 13th in the The Rotary Charity Golf Challenge We're raising funds for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice and Carers UK. Full details at https://t.co/Isiw35JSsl @CarersUK @ForgetMNotChild @RotaryGBI #fundraising #golf pic.twitter.com/m1UCszDjOL
— Denby Dale Rotary (@DaleRotary) June 16, 2020
The Stableford competition is open to any combination of men and ladies. The only restriction is that golfers must be a member of a golf club and have a current CONGU handicap.
Denby Dale & District Rotary President, Gil Davies, said: “Our annual golf day is just one of thousands of fund-raisers that have had to be cancelled this year, but we were determined to try to generate some much needed revenue to be able to donate bearing in mind current restrictions and so the golf challenge was created.
“We hope that as many people as possible can both get involved but also help us to promote it to others too.
Our annual golf day is just one of thousands of fund-raisers that have had to be cancelled this year, but we were determined to try to generate some much needed revenue to be able to donate bearing in mind current restrictions and so the golf challenge was created.”
“So even if people reading this aren’t golfers themselves, we would urge them to send for information and then pass it on to all the golfers they know.”
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call David Russell on 07825 084 111.
Meanwhile, last month’s Rotary European Open Golf Championship, which had been due to take place in Kitzbuhel, Austria, was cancelled.
Plans are now being hatched for the 46th tournament to take place in Vierumaki in Finland from July 26th-31st, 2021. For more details, contact Luc Salens, President of the Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians, Europe, at: email@example.com
And the Rotary World Golf Championships, are due to take place in Marrakech, Morocco from May 15th to 22nd, 2021. Contact Trevor Johnson at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.