Bit of a break from the norm for me, blogging personal instead of business!
For the last 3 years my husband and I have organised the Mike Nelmes Charity Golf Day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
My father in law died January 2004, 3 months before I met my husband, so I never had the pleasure of meeting him. My husband spent years trying to decide how best to celebrate his father’s life. After many discussions with family he decided on a charity golf day.
Now my father in law never played golf but he enjoyed sport and had always encouraged his children and grandchildren to participate. My husband had not long taken up golf so we decided it was the perfect combination.
So in 2009 the 1st Mike Nelmes Charity Golf Day was played, 12 teams and 1,000 raffle tickets and our first donation was made.
Over the last 3 years we have raised a massive £6,815and you can see details of all our antics at www.mikenelmescharitygolfday.co.uk
This year we want to up the bar a little and top the £10,000! Our golf day is, again, being held at Thornbury Golf Centre and is on Friday 1st June only this year we are adding a summer party to the evening in order for the non-golfers to join us.
Each year to raise the donations we ask golfers to play, local business to sponsor holes, donate raffle prizes or sponsor the trophies and we ask anyone and everyone we know to buy raffle tickets.
We have asked the same again this year and have been overwhelmed by the response. At the time of writing we have 17 teams, 8 hole sponsors, the trophies have been sponsored, 43 party tickets sold, 8 brilliant raffle prizes and free printing of our golf day program.
We have £1,665.25 raised to add to the £6,815 making the running total £8,480…..only £1,520 to go!!!!
Teams and hole sponsors need to be in by Mon 30th April but raffle tickets and summer party tickets will be on sale right up to 1st June.