Charities

Annual Corporate Charity Day

Each year around thirty teams of four enter the event, starting the day with a bacon 'buttie' 18 holes of golf , an evening function which includes dinner, prize giving and an auction.

The teams compete for a number of prizes. Raffle tickets go on sale around mid-April, but the real winners are the three local charities.

A big thank you goes to our loyal Charity Sponsors, Home Gas Supplies, the SPGC Charity Committee members, club members and all those who regularly get involved in making such a difference to people's lives.

SPGC - a small club with a Big Heart

It was in 1993 that Founder Member Arthur Wilkinson decided to hold a "Charity Week-end". In those early days it was a joint event involving both Club and College in an effort to raise money for both College and Club nominated Charities.

Today the event is run by the golf club and takes place on a Friday, usually in May or June; The 2020 event is being held on Friday 19th of June 

Over the years this event has raised over £150,000 and now averages a clear profit of £6,000 per year which is then distributed to three nominated local charities, each of which receives sponsorship for three years.

2019 Record Year for support to our Charities.

£7,500 total raised for Dan's Trust, PHAB, and FRFV


SPGC Charity Day 2019


24 Fourballs took part in the annual Charity Golf Day at Stonyhurst Park on a dry sunny May day. Major sponsor Home Gas, contributed 10 teams to the event, enjoying a barbeque breakfast, great golf followed by lunch at the Shireburn Arms.

Many of the afternoon teams were led by playing members inviting business colleagues and friends to enjoy the club's friendly atmosphere. Again, a barbeque lunch, on course refreshments and an excellent dinner at the Shireburn Arms were enjoyed by all.

Charitable donations from the players were bolstered by money raised from on course events, a raffle and a spectacular charity auction. Auctioneer, Jason Rawson helped raise over £1800 with a star prize of a fourball golf day at Championship course Hillside making an individual contribution of £530.

Our Charities were present on the day to raise awareness, helping to loosen the purse strings and raise the charitable donations. They were:-

Dan's Trust - supporting research into sudden death from heart arrhythmia and local children's sporting ambitions.

PHAB - A national club-based charity, with locally based Whalley PHAB providing weekly and holiday support to disadvantaged and disabled children.

Foundation for Ribble Valley Families - Providing early intervention and on-going support to families with mental health problems.

Winners

Winners of the golf competition were Home Gas sponsored team, BAXI with 87 stableford points, followed by Salesbury Cricket Club team with 84 points.

2020 Charity Day

Entries for the June 19th 2020 Charity Day are open  for booking. Two new charities, Field Nurse for the Ribble Valley farming community and a locally based Nightsafe charity for the protection of vulnerable young adults will join FRFV to be the 3 SPGC charities for 2020.

Team Entry costs £220 and includes all refreshments and prizes. If you wish to enter a team, please contact Team Secretary, Sheila Parman sheilaparman@icloud.com

If you wish to be involved in any other way with the event, please contact Chairperson, Jean Gentry jeangentry15@gmail.com


                                                                             
 








2020 Charities to benefit from SPGC success.

In 2020 the local charities destined to benefit from the generosity of local companies, the golf club members and the charity day sponsors, are:


  •  Field Nurse - for the Ribble Valley Farming Community. (1st year)

  • Nightsafe - Locally based charity for the protection of vulnerable young adults. (1st year)
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  • FRVF - Foundation For Ribble Valley Families - Aim to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of the most disadvantaged families in the Ribble Valley,supporting them to enjoy the best possible opportunity to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.(2nd Year)



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