For the third year in a row, the Axis Foundation hosted the Alan Curbishley Charity Golf Day. The event, hosted at The London Club, exceeded expectations and raised £34,000 – £8,000 more than the previous year! Our total raised from the three golf days now stands at £80,000. Our charity partners this year were our long-standing partner Demelza Hospice Care for Children and our charity arm the Axis Foundation.
Our host for the day was our Axis Foundation Patron, TV personality and sports pundit Alan Curbishley. Our celebrities included stars from the sporting world; former footballers Gus Poyet, Tim Sherwood and Alan Smith; former boxing World Champion John Conteh and Rugby World Cup Winner Richard Hill. Despite the unreliable weather, the golf was followed by a delicious meal and raffle which kept everyone in high-and-generous spirits.
The players and celebrities were also joined by representatives of the two charities who explained the work they undertake.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children helps sick children who may not live a long life, to live a full life. The Hospice holds a place very dear in all our hearts and has been a charity partner of Axis since before the Foundation was founded. At the Celebrity Golf Day, the Axis Foundation presented Demelza with a cheque for £70,000 which takes the total Axis/Axis Foundation donations to Demelza nearly £600,000!
Read about our history with Demelza
The Axis Foundation has many reasons to celebrate this year, as we have reached our 10th Birthday of donating to small, impactful and local causes.
Read out our decade of donations!
Thank you to everybody who attended and sponsored this year’s event: DM Jones, DMD, Excel, FFT, Gertsky Management, Howells, Martin Arnold, Russell Trew Ltd, Symphony, Your Image, Crystal Electronics Limited, Bauer Asbestos, Proactive Fire Solutions Ltd, PGM maintenance Ltd, DMD Group, Potter Raper, TW Drainage, Carringtons, Bulgaro.
Last years Charity Golf Day raised over £18,000 for Sparks Medical Research Charity and Demelza Hospice Care for Children. The event featured famous faces such as Sir Trevor Brooking and Roy Hodgson and those who attended were able to play with a celebrity captain and test their skills, all whilst raising money for both charities.