Supporting Penny Brohn UK
The Annual Grosvenor Charity Golf Day was held on Friday 29th September at the beautiful Wrag Barn, set in 205 acres of delightful Wiltshire countryside. This year the chosen charity was Penny Brohn UK, a leading UK charity specialising in a whole person approach to cancer, known as the Bristol Whole Life Approach.
With 64 individuals taking part, the competition was fierce and the standard of golf became more extraordinary as each player found their form and started playing shots which the local pro would have been proud of. The obligatory lost ball competition was also proving a huge success, as many players were matching one excellent shot with one not so good one. The local green keeper could not contain his excitement as he continued to collect ball after ball out of the lake located directly in front of the challenging Hole 5 Green.
Members from the Grosvenor IFA team were joined by Fund Managers, Clients and representatives of Penny Brohn, all of whom enjoyed excellent playing conditions on a course that was a true pleasure to play on. Josh Davies a member of the Penny Brohn team comments, “we were delighted to be invited to play and it was a fantastic day. I will live long off the memory of my mammoth drive on the 18th hole; along with winning the chipping contest, if only these came together more often.” The overall winners of the day were from Great Western Railway (GWR) whose team members included Shaun Judd, Miguel Frade, Glen Smart and Dave Jenkins.
Throughout the day there were several opportunities for players to be relieved of money for charity donations. Whether it was through the number of lost balls or contributions for the refreshment cart that was skilfully navigated through the course by members of the Grosvenor team. At the end of the 18th green players were greeted by Sarah Crooks from Penny Brohn who was there to offer thanks to all the players and to also encourage them to take part in the “19th hole chipping contest.” Fortunately, no balls were lost and no windows were damaged in the club house. Sarah commented “Penny Brohn relies on donations, so without caring people and companies like Grosvenor Consultancy Ltd we couldn’t continue to support people with cancer, before, during and after treatment.”.
Ben Olson, Managing Director of Grosvenor took part in the day and was on hand to ensure that everybody remained for the charity auction and to procure every last possible pound for Penny Brohn. “It is the same every year, we are blown away by the generosity and support of all those that take part in our Golf Day. Once again, the organisation of the event by Ian Young was excellent and the team at Wrag Barn could not have been more accommodating.
We selected Penny Brohn as our charity of the year back in January and this is always our biggest fundraising event. They are a fantastic charity supporting people with cancer, before during and after treatment, and are backed by staff which they can be truly proud of. We will of course continue to raise more funds for Penny Brohn as and when the opportunity arises.”
If you would like to find out more about Penny Brohn UK please visit www.pennybrohn.org.uk.
About Penny Brohn UK (formerly Penny Brohn Cancer Care)
With over 35 years’ pioneering experience, Penny Brohn UK understands that cancer impacts every part of a person’s life and the number affected is increasing.
It is the UK’s leading charity offering whole person support, its Bristol Whole Life Approach – focused on the person and family’s mind, body, spirit and emotions, before, during and after treatment.
Penny Brohn UK’s free adult residential and day courses empower people to have more control of their health and wellbeing, to turn a potentially devastating diagnosis into a powerful life-changing experience.
The charity focuses on areas such as diet, exercise and managing stress, through free courses, one-to-one therapies, groups, a Treatment Support Clinic and national helpline.
Penny Brohn UK wants to reach as many people as possible, but relies on donations.
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