We held a golf day with a difference and invited some of our clients to come along and play some “bad” golf – for each ball lost we asked for a “penalty” of £10 to raise donations for a charity called Lucy’s Days Out.
Lucy’s Days Out, based in Salisbury, was set up in the name of Lucy Page who passed away in 2010 from Rhabdomyosarcoma – a solid, inoperable tumour in her head. The charity, which opened by Lucy’s request, helps families who have been affected by illness to organise days out and make those special family moments count. Julie Page and Sam Peters from the organisation came along for the day and talked to us about the work that they do and explained to the “bad” golfers how their money would help give special times to families living with serious illness.
“We would like to thank all of the staff at Rooster and all the golfers that took part on the day and for supporting Lucy’s Days Out. Without events like this, Lucy’s Days Out wouldn’t be able to support as many families as we do. So we are very grateful” comments Sam Peters of Lucy’s Days Out.
The course at the John Lewis Leckford Golf Club, Stockbridge, hosted a number of well-know local businesses who united to raise awareness and funds for Lucy’s Days Out. The players enjoyed a game on the heritage Old Course, which was designed in 1930’s by Harry S Colt, as well as prize giving, canapés and light refreshments. The weather was a great success – sunny, yet not overpowering with an occasional breeze made the game an even more enjoyable experience.
“As a non-golfer who in the past has shied away from golf days, I was a bit apprehensive about taking part, but the whole ethos of the day was to get together with our clients, have a bit of fun and make a difference to Lucy’s Days Out” says Jon Williams, Roosters Creative Director. “I soon got into the swing of it, once I had managed to get off the first tee. We had a fantastic day and it was a real pleasure to meet Julie and Sam from the charity afterwards. It made all the lost balls worth it!”
“I don’t think I have ever seen such a mix of players on a golf course ranging from handicaps of 2 up to 28+” comments Chris Tyler-Smith, the Marketing Director of Rooster Digital. “The remit of the day was to raise money for Lucy’s Days Out and to have a lot of fun, which is exactly what we did. Laughter rang out across the course during the day only broken by the frequent shout of “four” and the chinking of the drinks buggy on one of the hottest days of the year. Big thanks to all who joined us, Lucy’s Days Out for their presentation, VEHO for adding some great prizes and to Leckford Golf Course for letting us host the day at such a perfect setting. Who wants to come next year?”
The charity golf day was a great success with many attendees praising the event, and we raised a grand total of £1000! It’s a first of many and we are looking forward to our next event – keep your eyes out and help us make a difference!