4th Annual Charity Golf Day for St. James’s Place Foundation
The fourth charity golf day held by Franklyn Financial Management took place on Friday 1st July at the beautiful Mottram Hall in Cheshire. 22 teams of four golfers played an 18 hole stableford competition on the prestigious 7,000 yard championship course.
On arrival, players received goodie bags filled with gifts from the main sponsors Prism Total IT Solutions, followed by refreshments including a hog roast, which was expertly supplied by The Brownlow Inn, Congleton.
Guests who opted not to play golf were treated to a day of relaxation in Mottram Hall’s beautiful spa, which proved to be the perfect preparation for the lively Gala Dinner.
Guests could look forward to reception drinks and a delicious three course meal served in a stunning marquee in the grounds of Mottram Hall. They were then entertained by renowned comedian Jimmy Bright and Master of Ceremonies Vince Miller.
Prizes were handed out to the most talented golfers:
1st Place Team – ‘QED’ – Richard Groucott, Martin Taylor, Kevin Barber, Phil Taylor – 90 points (back nine score 48 points)
2nd Place Team – ‘Sultans of Swing’ – Andy Kilner, Dave Goddard, Jakob Roth, Nick Goddard – 90 points (back nine score 44 points)
3rd Place Team – ‘Mix & Match’ – Oliver Rowe, Mark Jerman, Nigel Holland, Stephen Parratt – 90 points (back nine score 43 points)
Longest Drive – Simon Rosson
Nearest the Pin – Gill Hey
A game of Heads & Tails was played by all and the raffle was drawn with impressive prizes going to all winners. This was followed by a charity auction with generous bids from many of the guests.
Seasoned Culinary Course Gift Voucher – Rob Atherton – 0550
Case of Red Wine – Julie Manning – 0522
iPod Nano – Neil Pratt – 0492
Case of Champagne – Steve Whalley – 0531
Cut & Blow Dry – Lalla Palin – 0406
Theatre Tickets – Julia Woodbridge – 0435
Plat Du Jour at Pecks Restaurant – Debbie Doidge – 0599
4 Ball at Mottram Hall – Ailsa Clewlow – 0545
4 Ball at Mottram Hall – Tony Hall – 0469
Case of Red Wine – John Chatterton – 0409
Case of White Wine – Nick Laight – 0430
3 bottles of white – Neil Kippen – 0544
The highlight of the night was a musical performance by Coronation Street’s Sunita Alahan, who was followed by a live four piece band, Real Class. Both acts kept guests dancing until the early hours.
The event was a resounding success and raised £46,000 for the St. James’s Place Foundation.
The money will go towards projects that are for the direct benefit of physically disabled children, those challenged by a mental condition, or a life threatening or degenerative illness. The Foundation also supports the Hospice Movement, by making grants for things such as equipment, the cost of complementary therapy or specialist nursing staff.