Three eager teams, made up of of HCL Bank House colleagues and clients, helped make the inaugural Sporting Minds UK charity Golf Day a big success earlier in September.
A total of 108 golfers, in teams of four, headed for the fairways of the Wergs Golf Club, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton. The day was adjusted to take into account the current Covid-19 regulations, with players, including our own teams, keen to get back to the game in aid of such a worthy cause.
The event was the first golf day in aid of the charity, which was set up just last year by 20 year old Callum Lea, son of HCL Bank House Director Tony Lea, with the aim of raising general awareness of mental health in sport and funding one to one mental health support for young sportspeople.
The points gained by the three HCL teams added to the charity’s coffers as they had been sponsored by another of our Directors, David Hipkiss, who pledged to donate £1 for every point the combined HCL teams scored – so their combined score of 237 points made an extra £237 for the charity. Thank you David!
Congratulations to Jon Day, from HCL Bank House team 2, who also won the Longest Drive. A team from Haines Watts took first place in the main competition.
Callum Lea said: “The golf day has made a fantastic contribution to our First Anniversary Fundraising Campaign, and it was great to see all the players. Their support has helped raise vital funds towards promoting positive mental health amongst young athletes. In our first year, Sporting Minds UK has provided access to direct support to 198 athletes across a wide range of sports. A big thank you to all the players, our sponsors, including HCL Bank House, Tatton, Metafin and Blackthorns Accountants, the Wergs Golf Club for hosting and Jaz Khunkun for organising the day.”
To find out more about Sporting Minds UK and their current Fundraising Campaign, please see www.justgiving.com/campaign/sportingmindsuk