Lord Mayor leads charity drive

By on 08/04/2011 in News

Charitable golfers could drive more than they bargained for if they sign up for the Lord Mayor's Charity Golf Day later this year.

Entries are now being taken for the event, to be held at Cocks Moors Golf Course on Sunday June 26.

And any golfer sinking a hole in one on the 156 yard 10th hole will be handed the keys to a brand new car supplied by All Electric Garages Kings Heath.

The event, supported by local businesses including Amey, is the latest fundraiser for the Lord Mayor's four charities:

An 18-hole Stableford competition, the event features Men's, Ladies and Junior prizes and in addition to the car there are prizes to be won on every hole.

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Len Gregory, said: “This promises to be a great day out and the golfers taking part have the added bonus that they will be raising much needed funds for four fantastic causes.

“We're now signing up players for what I hope will be one of the major fundraising events of my year as Lord Mayor.”

Entry costs £26 per player (refreshments included).

For further details and an entry form please contact golf professional Steve Ellis on 0121 464 3584 or steve.ellis@birmingham.gov.uk


Notes to editors

The Lord Mayor's four charities are:

Birmingham PHAB Camps
Birmingham PHAB Camps is a small, totally voluntary, organisation whose aim is to encourage the integration of disabled and able-bodied children and young people through adventure themed holidays. Half of the participants have disabilities and half are able-bodied. Additionally PHAB organise holidays, supported by Volunteer helpers, for children with severe multiple disabilities

The Stroke Association, Birmingham Branch
 “Life after Stroke” is an 8 week programme devised to provide stroke victims and their carers with information, advice and support as they face changes to their lifestyle. The wide ranging course, which is new to Birmingham, covers many issues including medication management, exercise and finance through to fire safety.

BID Services (previously known as Birmingham Institute for the Deaf)
British Sign Language (BSL) courses and Interpreting are just two of the many services offered by BID. BID's aim is to increase these very valuable communication links between the Deaf and the hearing world especially in situations such as visiting the doctor, applying for a job or pursuing leisure activities.

Burns Centre (at Birmingham Children's Hospital)
As staff at The Burns Centre witness the trauma suffered by burn victims and their families, they are very keen to raise awareness of accident prevention. Their latest campaign, which is aimed at both children and adults, will encourage everyone to use simple rules to help avoid these extremely painful accidents.

For more information contact Geoff Coleman on 0121 303 3501

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