Each of our Get Golfing sites (through its Captain’s) is currently selecting a local charity that is being adopted as the Club’s designated charity for the next 3 years. This will replace the tradition of each section having their own charity, working independently and the relationship ending after a year.
We believe that by working together we can achieve more and not only raise funds for the local charity but build them into heart of each club.
We want to become hubs for our local communities to enjoy golf but also visit our amazing facilities and sites for a variety of social and wellbeing activities. Together with the Captain’s we have seen some great charities, who do amazing work within their local community.
We believe that by all sections working together on a common goal it will:
- Create a better community within the club
- Spread the workload
- Create an exciting and varied social calendar open to everyone in our local communities that are well attended and inclusive
- Maximise the awareness and engagement with the selected charity
- Allow them to plan effectively as they will have sustained support over the 3 years
- Allow them free access to our amazing facilities and spaces to expand their projects, capacity and impact on local people
- Bring people together to work collaboratively and build upon the great traditions that our golf clubs have in raising much needed funds for local causes
- Maximise the funds raised for the local charity as to allow expansion of their work and impact in our communities
Both the charity and club will receive support from the Get Golfing Community Outreach team, with dedicated event and fundraising training and the support of the marketing team to promote and maximise a variety of golfing and social activities for everyone to enjoy.
We are looking forward to the January launch of the 8 charities selected by our 8 sites and starting to build lasting relationships that will make a real difference to the local communities that we serve.
This is just one element of Get Golfing’s Community Hub Program to enhance our golf clubs and share our beautiful sites with everyone. If you would like any further information please contact Yvonne Brooke, Community Outreach Coordinator at [email protected].
From Stu Williams, Community Development Officer: Hi all! I just wanted to give you a flavour of what your community team get up to in a normal week.
On Monday Hampton Court hosted Hampton Wick primary girls for an amazing visit where the girls had their introduction to golf coached by Yvonne and and the HC team.
Also on Monday, Mill Green hosted Music 24 for their Musical café session to help with their dementia music therapy work. They receive the facility for free and create an amazing environment for both sufferers and carers to relax in our beautiful spaces and create fun music.
On Wednesday Creswick primary school brought their year 5 class for a great morning of golf on the range, par 3 and putting green. They are the sites adopted school for 2022 and looking forward to a great partnership. Thanks to site pros Jack and Olly for the great sessions.
Redlibbets recently hosted their 2nd SEN multi sports afternoon that saw 16 children take part in archery/boccia/table tennis/golf and pong.
Pyrford Lakes hosted their wreath making event in aid of Age concern Woking.
Sherfield Oaks are hosting the Loddon school staff on Monday to plan 2022 and how we can support our nearest special school.
This month Get Golfing’s community team have worked in partnership with Sherfield Oaks on their member led fundraising campaign for the staff injured in a recent accident. It was a great example of how working together we can achieve more and delivered amazing results in a really quick turnaround.
The online auction kick started the fundraising campaign that culminated in a great golf day that saw over 100 members and guests enjoy the Wellington course and a fun evening organised by Club Captain Guy Wright.
Over 16 thousand pounds was raised thanks to the amazing generosity of the members, those who donated items and all who bid either online or on the night.
An amazing achievement that will help those involved to a speedy recovery.