More than sixty golfers took to the greens at Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Maidstone on Friday 25 May, for our annual charity golf day.
The event, which raised more than £5,400 for Crohns & Colitis UK, included 18 holes, a driving range, breakfast, lunch, dinner and extra fundraising activities.
It’s thought Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease affect 300,000 people in the UK.
Alexandra Hackwell is this year’s charity representative and nominated it after seeing her close friend, Taryn Duhig, struggle with the devastating effects of the condition.
“Fundraising for this year’s charity really means a lot to me and Taryn. She’s suffered with Crohn’s Disease since she was six-years-old and is overwhelmed at the amount of support that we’re providing to help support the charity”, said Alex, our Procurement Manager.
“We have lots more events planned to help us raise as much money and support as we can for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. Thank you to all those who are helping to make that possible”, she added.
One of the charity’s aims is to spread awareness that not all disabilities are visible, as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can often cause stigma, fear and isolation.
Jo Pearce, Corporate Partnerships Manager said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to mhs homes for raising an incredible £5,400 for Crohn’s & Colitis UK through your annual Golf Day.
“Your support is vital in helping us fight for a better quality of life for the 300,000 people in the UK suffering physically and emotionally from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
“The money raised by mhs will allow us to continue to break taboos, drive pioneering research, campaign to improve lives, and build a brighter future for everyone affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Thank you all”, she added.
The golf days are one of our biggest fundraiser activities in our annual events calendar and have always been well attended and supported.
This year’s teams, made up of staff, stakeholders and other supporters, battled it out in the bunkers to claim winning team, nearest the pin and longest drive.
They were also in with a chance of bagging £5,000, if they could master a hole in one on from the tenth tee, but no one managed to beat the challenge.
Non-golfers gave their support by attending the dinner and taking part in the extra fundraising activities that went on throughout the evening.
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