The second annual Praxis Care / Abbey Real Estate Golf Classic at the Hilton Templepatrick raised an amzing £6,332 for the work of the charity Praxis Care.
After brunch, and being presented with a goodie bag including tray bakes made by Praxis Care Conlig Work Skills, play began with a shotgun start and 17 teams hit the fairways of The Hilton Course.
A special Praxis Care service user competition was run by Eamonn Logue (Dir.of Golf) with 14 service users from Praxis Care schemes from throughout Ireland including Conlig, Derry, Ardee, Kesh, Navan and Hillsborough.
[Maguire Fairweather Top Team]
After 18 Holes players enjoyed a superb meal followed by some entertaining golf stories from Eamonn Logue.[Dir. Of Golf at the Hilton] The evening finished with an auction and the prize giving.
The most improved golfer awards went to Tara Holton (Kesh) and David Lally (Ardee).
1st. Maguire Fairweather Solicitors (88 pts – on a count back over the last six holes]
2nd Perfect Print (88 pts)
3rd James J McAuley Solicitors (86 pts)
Best individual – John Kernahan (39 pts)
Longest Drive – Colin Boden
Nearest the pin – Gary Martin
Nearest the water – Colin Boden
Fred Ashton (M. D. – Abbey Real Estate) says:
“Abbey Real Estate was delighted to run the Golf Classic with both the day and the night being a great success with over 17 teams and 82 golfers taking part. It was a pleasure to be involved with the event and support the fantastic work of Praxis Care and I am looking forward to next year’s Golf Classic. It was particularly rewarding to have Praxis Care service users involved in the Golf Classic.”
Paul Collins (Ass. Dir. – Fundraising / PR – Praxis Care) says:
“The Praxis Care / Abbey Real Estate Golf Classic is one of our main corporate fundraising events in 2013.
[Nevin Ringland, Praxis Care CEO & Fred Ashton M.D. Abbey Ins.]
It marks the second year that Praxis Care has worked with Fred Ashton and Abbey Real Estate on the Golf Classic. Other ways in which Fred and Abbey Real Estate have supported Praxis Care include sponsoring the celebration event on the Twin Peaks Walk Challenge, as well as endorsing the launch of World Mental Health Day, Secret Garden Treasure Hunt and the 30th Anniversary Gala Ball.
This partnership shows what can be achieved by the voluntary sector working in partnership with companies. We hope we can build upon this success in 2014 and have already set the date of Friday 6th June 2014 for the next Praxis Care / Abbey Real Estate Golf Classic!”
Praxis Care is a leading charity empowering adults and children with mental ill health, leaning disability or acquired brain injury to enjoy every day life irrespective of complexity of their needs.
For information about Praxis Care visit www.praxispriovides.com or call Praxis Care
[00 44] 028 90 234555