A new golfing event organised by South West housebuilder David Wilson Homes has teed off to an impressive start – raising more than £58,000 for Jessie May!
The five-star housebuilder held its inaugural golf day for Jessie May this month and, with the final funds now totted up, it’s been revealed that an impressive £58,874 and counting has been raised.
This incredible amount of money is enough to pay for two dedicated nurses for an entire year, enabling them to provide vital respite care for life limited children within the family home.
Ian Menham, David Wilson Homes managing director, said: “We were ambitious from the outset with how much we wanted to raise for Jessie May but even we were surprised at the grand total. A huge thanks goes to everyone who attended and dug deep so generously for this fantastic cause. We’ve certainly set the bar high in the first year!”
Lindsey Horton, our Corporate Partnerships Officer, said: “The amount raised is truly staggering and we’re so thankful to David Wilson Homes for putting on such a great event. We have no doubt this is going to turn into a firm favourite in the construction industry’s golfing calendar.”
The golf day, held at the popular Celtic Manor Resort, saw more than 100 people pick up their clubs and compete on the green. They took part in a series of on-the-hole challenges as well as the overall 18-hole competition.
In the end it was Stanmore who came out on top, scooping first place. Second place went to Prodec, with Conlon coming in third.
The golfers were joined by more guests in the evening, as a gala dinner turned up the heat for fundraising. An auction and silent auction were among the entertainment on the evening, as well as live music and a raffle.
David Wilson Homes has already announced plans to run another charity golf day next year, following the success of the event. The money raised from the most recent event will be added to the £24,675 that the housebuilder has already raised for the cause since selecting it as its official charity for last year.