The Glazerite UK Group welcomed the sunshine along with 136 guests to its annual Pro-Am golf day on Friday 7th July. The sweltering day at Wellingborough Golf Club didn’t put the fabricator’s guests off their game however, with the hotly contested event also raising thousands of pounds for the Kelly’s Heroes charity.
A host of Glazerite customers, suppliers and employees joined in the event, now in its 17th
year, which raised an incredible £12,000 for Kelly’s Heroes. The mental health charity
, previously known as We Mind & Kelly Matters, was set up by former Glazerite Chairman John Hewitt following the death of his daughter in 2018.
Winners on the day were Symphony Windows, with Mews Windows in second place. VEKA Plan UK finished in third, with VEKA Group owners Elke and Andreas Hartleif flying over from Germany to join their UK counterparts and Glazerite for the day. The event, which was praised by attendees as the best yet, saw 34 teams of 136 golfers take part as well as compete in the ‘Nearest the Pin’ and ‘Longest Drive’ challenges.
Alongside Glazerite’s customers, suppliers including VEKA, Avantis, Brisant, Haffner and Masterframe took part, while DoorCo and Window Ware supported with sponsorship. Peter Mews of Mews Windows conducted the evening’s fundraising auction, which saw some incredible prizes, including a Tiger Woods Commemorative Plaque and an Ian Poulter Ryder Cup signed print up for grabs.
After the golf, guests joined Glazerite employees for a fun garden party, where Kelly’s Heroes CEO, Sherry Adams, was presented with the £12,000 cheque for the charity.
Sherry says of the event: “Kelly’s Heroes was wonderfully supported by Glazerite throughout the day and our new logo was everywhere, from the golf balls to the advertising boards. Even Glazerite’s employees were wearing pink, which was Kelly’s favourite colour.
“The event will help us to continue to support those suffering with their mental health, as well as those affected by bereavement by suicide. We were thrilled by the amount everyone raised; £12,000 is astonishing. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and helped raise so much for Kelly’s Heroes!”
The money raised will support Kelly’s Heroes’ ‘Listening Ear’ initiative, which offers support from 6pm-9pm, 365 days a year, for anyone who needs help.
Rob Brearley, Group Managing Director of Glazerite adds: “We’d like to thank the PGA and Wellingborough Golf Club for hosting the golf and the party, as well as all those who took part and helped us to raise an incredible amount for such a worthy charity. We love to welcome customers, employees and suppliers to the Glazerite annual Golf Day and celebrate with us afterwards. The feedback is always positive, and we look forward to hosting it again next year!”
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