The Golf Foundation has thanked the London Welsh Golf Society (LWGS) for braving the ‘Beast from the East’ to raise nearly £3,000 for Foundation related projects in Wales.
The Golf Foundation team was delighted when London Welsh chose to donate fundraising proceeds from its recent St David’s Day Golf Day to this charity which encourages young people from all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy the benefits of the sport, including learning the valuable life lessons of the game.
The event took place at The Berkshire Golf Club as part of ‘Wales Week in London’ in late February to mark St David’s Day. Eighteen teams of four players, all with an affinity to Wales and most living in the London area, made light of the snow and freezing temperatures and enjoyed a great golf day founded on fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie.
The snow halted some teams before completion but a number of fourballs managed the full 18 holes, their efforts helping to raise £2,947.
Golf Foundation Head of Fundraising Vanessa Bell praised LWGS and organiser Richard Scott for the “huge generosity of all taking part, raising funds that will be of great benefit to projects in Wales to help young people”.
The Foundation supports the work of Wales Golf, which will now invest the money raised, plus a further donation from the Foundation, in a number of deserving junior projects; the first two being schemes to help youngsters with learning difficulties and special educational needs in Conwy in North Wales and Newport in South Wales.
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