10th Annual Charity Golf Day Raises £5k for Calvert Trust Exmoor
20 teams of golf enthusiasts took to Saunton Golf Course on Thursday 8th November in Saunton Sands Hotel’s annual charity event, which is sponsored by Isca Barum Insurance Brokers, raising more than £5,000 for Calvert Trust Exmoor.
Now in its 10th year, all proceeds from the fundraiser organised annually by Saunton Sands Hotel are donated to a nominated charity, and we were absolutely delighted to be their chosen beneficiary for a third consecutive year.
Head of Fundraising, Jeremy Duxbury said: “We are so grateful to Brend Hotels for naming Calvert Trust Exmoor as the beneficiary for their Celebrity Golf Day again this year at Saunton Golf Club. The Brend family has been so very supportive of our work over the years and we are humbled to be one of their chosen charities.”
Key Account Director of Isca Barum Insurance Brokers Ltd, Sarah Page said: “Isca Barum Insurance Brokers have been the main sponsors for this fundraiser for the last three years. As a local business, we appreciate just how special Calvert Trust Exmoor is and how very important the personal and caring service is that they provide. Beliefs which we share.”
The jam-packed day began at 8am with coffee and bacon rolls at the hotel, before the teams headed off to Saunton Golf Club to play an 18-hole round on the East Course. Each of the 18 holes was kindly sponsored by a local business, and there were some tempting prizes to play for on three of the holes, including champagne, two holidays and a car sponsored by Taw Citroen Barnstaple.
After lunch, there was an opportunity to play more golf with the professionals, followed by a presentation, dinner, games and a raffle all kindly hosted by Saunton Sands Hotel. Alongside representatives from Calvert Trust Exmoor and Isca Barum, sporting legends Ian Holloway and Gareth Chilcott, who both originally hail from the Southwest, were pleased to support the fundraiser as celebrity guest speakers on the night. Together, they spoke of their friendship, humble beginnings, and the support and self-belief required to help them achieve their dreams – a sentiment echoed in our mission.
Trustee, Will Vandersteen who also entered a team on the day, expressed his thanks to all those involved: “It was another fantastic Golf Day with Brend hotels kindly supporting Calvert Trust Exmoor. Saunton East is always a treat to play and the food and hospitality at Saunton hotel were superb. The after dinner speakers finished the evening off with a brilliant double act – funny and inspiring. Thanks to all concerned for organising a great day out and thanks to the guests for supporting our important cause.”
As a charity, we must raise more than £400,000 each year in order to provide vital bursary support to disabled guests who require financial support, and enable us to continue our life-changing work. To learn more about how you can support us, please visit: https://calvertexmoor.org.uk/support-us/
(Note: a handful of the teams managed to duck the camera…!!)