Swatkins Group wins CP Bigwood’s Charity Golf Day

In Autumn of 2015, Cameron Corns, Brett Huxley, Nik Revell and Paul Swatkins all competed in CP Bigwood’s annual charity golf match. Swatkins’ team participated with 22 other companies at Edgbaston Golf Club in Birmingham, and the winning team had the honour of donating a grand total of £3317.82 to a charity of their choice.

Having started at Hole 11 in a shotgun start, the whole team played extremely well.  All playing with handicaps under 18 we managed to score well with 2 players managing to dovetail together on most holes. Our Joker hole really helped as the scores were doubled on this hole where we managed to shoot 2 birdies, making a grand total score of 106! In our team we also managed to win the Longest Drive and nearest the pin prizes which really was the icing on the cake!

All in all it was a terrific day, a lot of fun was had by all and it was very well organised. Lucky number 13 was definitely the charm!

As in tradition, the winning team had the honour of donating the grand total raised to a charity of their choice – We chose to support the Blue Cross Animal Shelter & Sunfield Children’s home.

The Blue Cross Animal Hospital and Shelter help re-home 35,000 pets each and every year, they find homes for unwanted cats, dogs, small pets and horses across the UK and their tailor-made service means they can help each pet find the right person for them. Their animal hospitals and pet care clinics treat sick and injured pets when their owners can’t afford private veterinary fees, and then they prepare pets for the re-homing process, educating pet owners for their future life with a pet.

The Sunfield Children’s home is based in Clent, near Stourbridge in West Midlands, and caters for children with complex learning needs. They have over 80 years of experience in supporting boys and girls, aged 6 – 19 years, with complex learning needs, including Autism and PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome). At Sunfield, the whole team and children work together; their on-site resources include specialist equipment, a sensory room, a state-of-the-art sensory integration suite and family accommodation, along with resident carers, teachers, psychologists, therapists and healthcare professionals. Their honest and open relationships with children and their families help children to feel safe, respected, confident and capable of achieving their best, and their families to feel understood, informed, supported and reassured.

Swatkins chose to donate to the both equally fantastic charities, and are very proud to support each one.

We donated £1658.91 to each charity, and we are pleased to find out that Sunfield Children’s home has chosen to use the donation towards new vehicles for the children. Blue Cross have decided to use the donation towards the up-keep of the Bromsgrove re-homing centre.

Thank you to CP Bigwood for organising such a fantastic day, and to be able to support 2 fantastic charities, it really was a great end to the 2015 year.

Please find below some articles on the Golf Day:

http://birmingham.livingmag.co.uk/lucky-13-for-golf-champs

http://www.cpbigwood.com/news/default/article/id/545/title/cpbigwoods-real-golf-day-winners-are-the-chosen-charities

News page from CP Bigwood:

Paul Swatkins (left) and Brett Huxley presented cheques to Caroline Holden-Coulman, corporate partnerships manager at Blue Cross and Georgina Forrest, partnership development manager at Sunfield Children’s Home with CPBigwood represented by chief executive officer Rory Daly (right). The two charities each received a cheque for £1,658.91.

A message from edge magazine:

“As is tradition, at the West Midlands’ leading charity golf day for the property sector and related services, the winning team gets to choose the charity to benefit from the funds raised and this year Swatkins has elected to divide the money raised on the day between Blue Cross Animal Rehoming Centre and Sunfield, the residential special school at Clent, near Stourbridge, which caters for children with complex learning needs.”

Pictures: John James