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Golf tournament raises £21,000 for Sense International

4 August 2015

A golfer taking a shot at the Sense International fundraising tee party

A golf tournament in Buckinghamshire Golf Club on 23 July 2015 has raised £21,000 for Sense International, a global charity supporting deafblind people in developing countries.

The tournament offered the opportunity to participants to play alongside professional and celebrity golfers including football legends Ray Clemence and Luther Blissett.

Employees from NEC Display Solutions were the headline sponsor for the second year in a row, raising thousands for the charity’s ‘Finding Grace’ campaign. The campaign aims to raise funds for a pioneering programme to screen 300,000 infants in Kenya and Uganda for deafblindness. Between 10 June and 10 September 2015 the UK Government will match donations to the campaign pound for pound.

Sue Piper, Head of Corporate Fundraising at Sense, said:

“We’re extremely grateful to everyone who attended the golf day in aid of Sense International. The money raised will help us set up the first screening services for young children with sensory and multi-sensory impairments in Kenya and Uganda. A million thanks to all who helped us raise this impressive sum!”

Simon Jackson, Vice President at NEC Display Solutions, said:

“With what started as a broad AV industry association, I am touched by how staff at NEC have taken the Sense charity to heart and are challenging themselves personally to raise funds for this great cause. We are pleased to be working alongside Sense again for our second incredible fundraiser at Buckinghamshire Golf Club, offering a superb day of golf in beautiful surroundings and in great company!”

Sense International’s annual Golf Tournament was sponsored by NEC Display Solutions, Infocomm and Buckinghamshire Golf Club.

 

 

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017