Charity Golf Day smashes fundraising target

9 July 2015

Twenty-two teams of eager golfers descended on Dyrham Park Country Club on Wednesdy 8 July to take part in the Annual CJ O’Shea Norwood Golf Day, raising a record breaking £63,000 for the charity. Teeing-off at the club's world-class 6,428 yard course, the guests enjoyed glorious sunshine and a fantastic day's golf.

As ever, competition was fierce. First prize went to Sandrove Brahams, with Keltbray taking second place and Magnet Trade CKS in third position.

The event, sponsored by CJ O'Shea with associate sponsorship from Howard Kennedy LLP, helped to raise vital funds to support vulnerable children and their families, children and young people with special education needs, and adults with learning disabilities. A regular fixture in the Norwood fundraising calendar, it is one of the charity's most popular corporate fundraising and networking events, which provide valuable networking opportunities for businesses from a range of different sectors.

After drinks and a well-deserved lunch, Ian Cohen, Sales Director at City & Docklands welcomed guests and drew the raffle and auction prizes. He said: "Not only did we raise a record total, this year we welcomed more golfers to the event than ever before. Once again, I'm honoured and delighted to have helped to raise a fantastic sum of money for a wonderful cause."

Josh Kleinman, who has a learning disability and was supported by Norwood to find paid employment, delivered the appeal speech. He told golfers that Norwood helped him to achieve his full potential in life.

Photos by Sharon Green Photographic