Denby Dale & District Rotary Club came up with a novel way of raising funds after the cancellation of its annual golf day.
Since 2012, the golf days have raised over £34,000, of which over £21,000 has been donated to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.
With this year’s event a victim of Covid 19, the Club launched the Rotary Charity Golf Challenge where golfers could play at any course.
The result was nearly 200 golfers all around the UK and as far away as Australia took part.
Denby Dale & District Rotary President Gil Davies said: “Our annual golf day was just one of thousands of fund-raisers 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.”
He added: “The response was excellent and has enabled us to donate £2000 to the hospice, £500 to Carers UK, with additional funds for other charities too.”
Ryan Grint, Regional Fundraiser at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice said: “2020 has proven to be an incredibly challenging year for fundraising, with many events and challenges having to be postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic however the Denby Dale & District Rotary Club weren’t going to let that stop them."
“It was fantastic to see the way the group adapted their plans in light of the current climate and were able to pull off a alternative to their annual golf day, raising an equally fantastic amount for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice too!"
“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to organise and who took part in their event, your support is hugely appreciated and helps us to continue to care for local children and families here in West Yorkshire.”
The event was such a success that it is likely to be held again in 2021. If you would like to express interest in taking part next year, get in touch.
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