Launchpad’s inaugural golf day proved a resounding success raising over £3,500 for the charity.
The event, sponsored by technology firm Sastech Limited, was held on Friday 15 September at the picturesque Vale of Llangollen Golf Club with 14 teams competing for the coveted prize of becoming 2023 champions.
The corporate golf day was the first of three fundraising events organised as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations with the 800-mile Rock2Rock cycle ride from Rock in Cornwall to the rock of Gibraltar and a celebration black-tie dinner to be held later this month.
The weather was kind and the teams of four played for various prizes and competitions including a hole-in-one, nearest the pin, longest drive, beat the pro and a putting competition. A Santa Cruz mountain bike worth £8,600, donated by Oneplanet Adventures, was the prize for anyone lucky enough to get a hole-in-one on the 18th par-3.
The event was organised by Gary Perriton, Launchpad’s business development manager North West. Commenting after the event, he said:
“I’d like to thank everyone who joined us on the day and hope they all had a great game. The Vale of Llangollen Golf Club has been very accommodating and supportive of the event and we can’t thank them enough for the first class facilities they provided. I’d also like to say a special thank you to our sponsors Sastech Limited, Sea King Group, CDC Accounting and Oneplanet Adventures. Without their support, we couldn’t have made the event possible.
“I’m pleased to say we have raised just over £3,500 which is fantastic and all of the money raised will be reinvested into the charity to ensure it continues to provide accommodation and support to homeless veterans. I’m hoping this will become the first of many corporate golf days we organise for Launchpad so watch this space!”
Gary Morris, Managing Director at Sastech Limited, said;
“Sastech Limited were delighted to be asked to sponsor such a fantastic event and day for Launchpad veterans. We embrace the ethos of ‘giving back’. I’ve had the privilege to visit their houses and see first-hand the tremendous hard work and dedication by the volunteers but also the investment needed to cover it financially.
“Trust me, the funding is nothing compared to the dedication and commitment these extraordinary people demonstrate daily to deliver what is required to fulfil the various projects.”
Tommy Wallace, part of the winning four-ball team on behalf of BITA, said:
“We had a fantastic day at the inaugural charity golf day for Launchpad. I was lucky enough to be in the winning team and not only won a four-ball at Hill Valley but also a private tour of the Tower of London. Lovely day at Llangollen golf course and very well organised by Gary and the team at Launchpad.”