Charity Golf Day raises £45,000 and looks set to become a highlight of the Axis calendar

Our first Golf Day

In 2017, The Axis Foundation held its inaugural Charity Golf Day, raising over £18,000 for Demelza and Sparks Medical Research. Attendees included our patron Alan Curbishley and ex England manager Roy Hodgson, amongst other familiar sporting faces. In 2017, we presented a cheque of £53,724 to Demelza.

The fundraiser’s success created an appetite for the Charity Golf Day to become an annual occasion, to which Alan Curbishley kindly lent his name.

2018 Golf Day

The second Golf Day, now called the Alan Curbishley Celebrity Charity Golf Day, took place at the London Club: almost £45,000 has now been raised over the last two charity events. Our celebrities included famous footballers Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola; England’s hero Sir Trevor Brooking; Roy Houghton who scored the winner against Italy in the 1994 World Cup; and Luther Blissett, former professional footballer who played 14 games for England and bagged a hat-trick on his debut.

Thank you to everybody who attended and sponsored the event: Martin Arnold; Your Image; Gertski Wealth Management; TW Drainage; FFT; Conrad Belfort; Potter Raper; Sureclose Group; Regent Flooring; Grant Thornton; RBC Scaffolding; DMD Contracts LTD; DMDI; Symphony Windows; Thorpes Joinery and Bulgaro.

On this occasion, we presented Demelza with a cheque for £70,000.

The Axis Foundation has many causes to celebrate in spring 2018: hitting the milestone of reaching a total £1 million donated to small, impactful and local causes; and winning the Corporate Foundation Award in this year’s Business Charity Awards.