An annual golf day run by Leicester’s business and lifestyle hub Niche Magazine has raised the fantastic amount of £1,118.75 for Dorothy Goodman School, which specialises in academic and personal development education for children with disabilities.
Held at the beautiful Stapleford Park surrounded by 500 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds on Thursday 21st September, 11 teams of four enjoyed breakfast before heading out. The day was eventful with betting taking place at Hole 5, a networking lunch in the afternoon, and award ceremony seeing Commercial Flooring Company take the winning trophies. Towergate Insurance were unfortunately handed the wooden spoon but were delighted by the amount raised on the day.
Each year the magazine team commit the golf day to raising money for a different charity and with its director Jenny Cross recently being elected as ambassador for the school, the choice was an easy one to make.
Jenny Cross said: “Our golf days are always a great way to bring our clients together and enjoy a bit of valuable time away from the office. But the most important aspect of the day is always the charity. Dorothy Goodman School have high expectations for their pupils academically and socially because they are surrounded by such amazing staff and business people who hold their cause close to their heart. I’m extremely proud to call myself an ambassador.
“The generosity of all the people involved at the golf day blew me away. People were taking voluntary fines for their shots, donating their winnings on the betting hole, and generally just showing a huge amount of support for what we’re trying to do. All the sponsors of the holes and the teams that took part, I cannot thank them enough.”
Companies who sponsored holes include:
Dorothy Goodman Academy
Leicestershire Garden Design
Soar Valley Press
PRP Civil Engineering
Bushra Ali Solicitors
St Martins House
Jenkins and Jenkins
Fosse Business Breakfast
The Commercial Flooring Company
G Seller & Co