On 1st September 2019, we were delighted to attend and support Ladbrook Park Golf Club’s annual Charity Am-Am, which was first introduced by our founder Eric Barnard 35 years ago. As a family-run business, this event is close to all of our hearts and the positive impact it continues to have on young people’s lives is really powerful.
On this sun-soaked Sunday, 50 teams of members and guests (totalling 200 players) participated in the Am-Am, teeing off from 7.25am to 2.45pm. Out on the course, there were several sponsored holes which members and supporters had donated prizes for, as well as 15 team prizes for the overall positions at the end of the Am-Am.
It’s all smiles from ‘Let the Big Dogs Eat’ team led by Andy Colley, Managing Director of Redhill Manufacturing. Also pictured from left to right, David Peters, Steve Cooper and Ant Sharwood.
Everyone in attendance came together to enjoy a fun-filled day focused on raising money to make a significant difference to the lives of 4 young people living with disabilities.
Pictured above, the ‘Redhill Rogues’ team, led by Ken Colley and supported by (From left to right) Mr J Taylor, Mr J Clarke and Mrs M Swinburne.
During the day, Ladbrook Park Professional Ryan held a putting competition, which ran all day and raised £470. With the funds raised from raffle tickets and the auction that took place in the evening, a fantastic total of £9,000 was raised on the day!
This year, we were delighted to meet Petru, Amber, Akram and Julia. From the generosity of everyone involved in the Am-Am, the event was able to donate a specialist tricycle to support Petru’s body, special lightweight manual wheelchairs for Amber and Akram and a specialist wheelchair for Julia. These four chairs bring the running total funded by the Charity Am-Am to 77 wheelchairs over the past 35 years, which is a fantastic achievement.
The team led by Jon Colley (Pictured second from the right) get ready to commence their round.
Ladbrook Park’s Lady Captain and Captain can be seen below alongside Petru, Amber, Julia and Akram following the presentation of the donated mobility aids.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Jane, Ken, Andy and Jon for their enduring hard work in organising this much-loved community day – the event was fantastic and a testament to their dedication to making a difference to the lives of so many young people living with disabilities.
From businesses donating raffle prizes and teams paying to participate in the golf to the organisation of the day’s logistics, this event continues to bring the community together to create a positive change for young people – we’re already looking forward to next year’s!