Press Release 19/9/17 by Dream-A-Way
Devon based charity Dream-A-Way has smashed all records with its
2017 Golf Classic event and raised an incredible £33,000 in one day! The event
took place at the stunning Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club attracting a full
field of 32 team entries from as far afield as Truro and Shropshire.
A forecast of thunder and lightning was not a good omen as it
was feared the course would be closed but following a cooked breakfast, the
intrepid players teed off. A couple of showers followed and a welcome sausage
and Thatchers Cider barbecue was served on the 9th hole later.
A lot of very happy golfers were soon back in the clubhouse where
they enjoyed an excellent dinner followed by the presentation of prizes
generously donated by the charity’s supporters. First placed team Amber’s One
and Only (93 points) won a golfing holiday in Antequera courtesy of Villegas
Golf. Winning lady Angie Chapman (37 points) collected a selection of goodies
donated by The Wood Chicks and top man Pete Lawrence (41 points) took home a
Callaway golf bag thanks to Trinity Fire and Security Systems. All winners also
collected beautiful glass trophies generously donated by Stevens Homes.
The auctions on the night were awesome with highlights being the
chance of dining with the Commander of HMS Defender on board the Ship, the
opportunity to race against 1992 Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell CBE at
Mansell Raceway Outdoor Karting and a 2 week stay at a luxurious 8 bed villa in
Dream-A-Way Chair Jeff Merrett MBE stated: “This year’s golf
classic has exceeded our wildest expectations and huge thanks go to everyone
who took part, our generous sponsors and supporters, our dedicated volunteers
and Woodbury Park for their first-rate hospitality. The money raised will help
so many Devon people who would otherwise find it difficult or impossible to
enjoy a much-needed day out, short break or holiday of a lifetime.”
The charity received excellent feedback from the teams who are
already looking forward to next year’s event on 7th September 2018 and are
planning to bring more players.
To find out more about how Dream-A-Way helps people in Devon,
please visit http://dream-a-way.org/
Notes for Editors:
Dream-A-Way is an Exeter based charity helping to make dreams
come true for Devon’s children and adults with disabilities or life affecting
health conditions by providing grants for holidays, short breaks and days out.
The charity is run entirely by unpaid volunteers which ensures
even more help for special, local people. 99p in every £1 donated directly
helps their guests.
In 2016, Dream-A-Way helped nearly 2000 people – more than 300
had wonderful days out, over 1200 guests enjoyed the beautiful Devon seaside
in one of their luxury holiday homes at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Sandy Bay
near Exmouth and more than 100 people experienced their dream holiday.
2018 sees the 25th Anniversary of Dream-A-Way. Please visit www.dream-a-way.org for further details
Contact details: Jeff Merrett MBE [email protected] 07796442144
Photos - please credit www.maxymaxwell.com
Photos of winners attached:
Winning Team - Amber’s one and only Ref DAWGD123
Winning Lady - Angie Chapman Ref DAWGD 124
Individual Men’s winner - Pete Lawrence Ref DAWGD 125
For more, please download from https://maxymaxwell.smugmug.com/EVENTS/Dream-A-Way-Golf-Day-2017-at-Woodbury-Park/
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Dream-A-Way, on Tuesday 19 September, 2017. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/