Charity golf day raises £2,800 for The School Bus Foundation
On Friday 11th July 2014 HCSS Education held their first Charity Golf Day at Disley Golf Club in support of The School Bus Foundation.
The School Bus Foundation is a charity set up by Chief Executive Howard Jackson, and exists to provide disadvantaged children and young people in mainstream education with opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.
The day itself was glorious, they could not have asked for better weather. There were seven teams of four competing for a mixture of prizes and although it was a serious event for a serious cause there was a bit of fun thrown in! There was several competitions including a ''nearest the pin'', ''straightest drive'', and a ''beat the pro'' with Disley head professional, Scott Jackson. During registration golfers were also given the opportunity to buy Mulligans; one extra shot per nine holes for those that needed a little extra help!
Disley golf course was in fantastic condition and the course and views were enjoyed by all. Free drinks were provided throughout the day to keep the golfers refreshed.
After the round, they were joined by extra guests for the evening meal, a prize presentation, a raffle and a silent auction.
The winners of the day were Steve Walsh and Andy Christmas who received a trophy and a golf bag each. Second prize was won by HCSS Education's very own James Kirby and Tom Nixon who took home a golf shirt each. Third prize went to Liam Glennon and Andy Peet who both received leather belts.
The two nearest the pin competitions were won by Jason Hughes and HCSS Education Key Account Manager Paul Prophet. Beat the pro and the straightest drive were won to the embarrassment of Scott by his own father and Chief Executive, Howard Jackson!
During the evening there were some fantastic prizes on offer for the auction including:
- One week stay in a luxury Cornwall apartment
- A signed Amir Khan boxing glove
- Two tickets to the last day of The Open
- Champagne afternoon tea for four people at Rookery Hall
All of the prizes were sold and raised a lot of money for the Foundation - the raffle and early competitions were equally as successful.
The event was a huge success and in total raised over £2,800 for The School Bus Foundation. This is a massive achievement and something HCSS Education are extremely proud of.
The proceeds from the event will be given to programmes and projects that provide genuine activities that stretch the capabilities of children and young people through experiences they would otherwise miss. The money raised will go a long way in The School Bus Foundation's mission to provide underprivileged children with real and perhaps life changing experiences.