Morgan Hunt helps raise 35K at Dame Kelly Holmes Trusts charity golf day
Participating in the event alongside corporate sponsors and attendees were a host of former sporting legends, including Sir Matthew Pinsent, Mark Foster, Kriss Akabusi, Steve Backley and of course, Dame Kelly Holmes.
Unlike last year’s winning performance Morgan Hunt didn’t bring home the crown, going from hero to zero with only the prize of a wooden spoon, allowing over 20 other teams to beat them to the title.
Helping lead the team to this coveted prize was Olympic champion, Ross Davenport, accounting & finance consultant at Morgan Hunt, TJ McCaw, financial consultant, Gordon Montgomery and financial director from Coloured Accounting, Adam Hillman.
The DKH Trust raised over £35,000 at the event beating last year’s total by almost £10k all of which will help fund vital projects to support young people from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds to get their lives on track.
Paul Thomas, Director, Morgan Hunt said:
“I was thrilled with Morgan Hunt’s performance, although we weren’t quite as lucky as last year. There were some exceptional golfers on the course so it’s not surprising we didn’t quite measure up. But we really enjoyed the day, couldn’t have asked for better weather or company. What made it even more worthwhile was knowing our participation would also contribute to funding some truly life-changing programmes for young people.”
Dame Kelly Holmes said:
“What a fantastic day we had at my charity’s Golf Day yesterday! We couldn’t have had better weather, and we were so lucky to be on the stunning course at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. It meant so much to me and my charity that so many partners and supporters, and of course all the celebrity guests, were able to join us. An incredible £35,000 was raised which will all go towards supporting young people across the country – young people like 19-year-old Shane, who also joined us yesterday. Shane was unemployed before he went on one of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s programmes in Luton, and is now working and for the first time has a future and prospects he is proud of. By taking part yesterday, everyone made a contribution to getting more lives on track, and I can’t thank you enough.”