The Lady Captain’s Day involved 44 members playing golf in a range of Disney costumes to raise funds for Burley Golf Club’s charity of the year, Minstead Trust.
Jo Clarke, ladies’ captain of Burley Golf Club, said: “We’re delighted to support Minstead Trust for the second year at Burley Golf Club. The ladies had a fabulous day playing golf dressed as Disney Characters a few days before the Captain’s Charity day, overall we helped to raise almost £4,000 which was absolutely fantastic.”
Later the same week, on 31 July, a fundraising day was held at Burley Golf Club. This included golfers playing a friendly competition, during which they were able to pause for on course refreshments hosted by club captain Clive Kibblewhite.
As well as funds raised from competition entry, money was raised through raffles, donations from sponsorship and local businesses and an auction.
Clive Kibblewhite, club captain said: “Seventy-five members of The Burley Golf Club enjoyed a day’s golf and had a great time raising money for the Minstead Trust. They all got underway with a shotgun start at midday, with a meal afterwards followed by an auction of the many things that had been donated. It was the highlight of the captain’s year.”
Learning disability charity Minstead Trust, which is based near Lyndhurst, supports more than 200 adults with learning disabilities across Hampshire to find work, learn new skills and live in their own homes.
Florrie, who is supported by Minstead Trust, was present as an ambassador alongside her parents, James and Maria who both volunteer for the Trust. Florrie explained to people about Minstead Trust and how it helps to support her. She also helped draw names for the raffle and announcing the winners.
Earlier this year, the ladies’ team of the golf club also booked a group visit to Furzey Gardens, a social enterprise of Minstead Trust, as another way to support and learn more about the charity. During their visit they were taken for a guided tour by head gardener, Pete White. Afterwards they enjoyed refreshments from the tea room and learnt more about the plants they had seen, the history of the gardens and gained more of an insight into the skills that the people supported by Minstead Trust gain from their work at the gardens.
The funds raised by Burley Golf Club will help Minstead Trust continue to offer training and support to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.
As well as direct support for people with learning disabilities, the Trust runs Furzey Gardens, Hanger Farm Arts Centre and Minstead Lodge events venue. All of these social enterprises offer work experience for people with learning disabilities.
If you would like to find out more about Minstead Trust or how you can get involved with the charity, please visit www.minsteadtrust.org.uk
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