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Alan Curbishley Celebrity Charity Golf Day

group of golfers on course surrounding Axis banner

The second Alan Curbishley Celebrity Charity Golf Day took place at the London Club and looks set to become a popular highlight in the Axis sporting calendar. The fundraiser exceeded expectations by raising £26,000 for Demelza Hospice Care for Children and the Axis Foundation – that’s £7,000 more than the previous year, so a big thank you to all who contributed!

About our celebrities

Our host for the day was our Axis Foundation Patron, tv personality and sports pundit Alan Curbishley. 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.

In good spirits

All our kind celebrities supported some of the 25 teams playing on the day. Axis Directors and Divisional Managers played in mixed teams alongside teams made up of Axis’ subcontractors. And whilst the weather was a bit of a downer, the sport itself, and a delicious meal and raffle kept everyone in high – and generous – spirits.

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.

About our charity partner

Demelza Hospice Care for Children helps sick children who may not live a long life, to live a full life. The Hospice holds a place very dear in all our hearts and has been a charity partner of Axis since before the Foundation was founded. At the second Alan Curbishley Celebrity Charity Golf Day, the Axis Foundation presented Demelza with a cheque for £70,000 which takes the total Axis/Axis Foundation donation to Demelza nearly £600,000.

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.