Tee-rrific golf day supports Bright Horizons Foundation for Children

A recent charity golf day held Collingtree Park Golf Club in Northampton has raised over £2,740 for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.

Last Thursday saw attendees take part in a full round of golf, followed by a fundraising dinner and raffle to support the Bright Spaces programme. Players included colleagues from Bright Horizons as well as Linaker, Lostock, Cubiquity, CDC/Heyland, Briton Building, Pentium, Blue Arrow and Brakes.

Teams competed in a four-ball game format with the winning team from Cubiquity coming out on top with a total of 96 points.

Bright Spaces are indoor and outdoor play environments in homeless shelters, domestic violence refuges, refugee centres, child protection interview suites in police stations, hospitals, hospices and visiting areas in prisons. They provide children with the opportunity to play, learn, build positive relationships and heal from trauma in a place of safety.

Tracy Wilkes-Green, the Foundation’s Manager, said: “Funds raised from our golf day will mean we are able to reach hundreds more children and families to provide vital support to those who are disadvantaged in some way. A special thanks to all who came out to play their part in helping us fundraise to set up further Bright Spaces.”

Stephen Nuns, Corporate Account Director at Brakes, said: “It was a great honour to take part in this charity golf day to support the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. We are aware of the work the Foundation does in setting up Bright Spaces which provide vital support to vulnerable children, and we are pleased to play our part in contributing to new ones that are opened in the future.”

Set up in 2005, the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children is a registered charity whose sole purpose is to help children and families experiencing disadvantage and crisis, as a result of domestic violence, parental imprisonment, child abuse and ill health.

For more information on the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children click here.