This year’s annual charity golf day for the Bexley Moorings Project took place on the 16th September 2021 at Pedham Place golf course, Swanley, where 16 teams gathered to take part and support the event. There were 64 players in total, including ITRM staff and clients taking part as well as regular supporters of the Bexley Moorings Charity.
Play started with a shortgun start and competitions took place on many of the holes including nearest the pin and the longest drive. Having enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and some great performances on the course, players returned for dinner, a raffle and charity auction.
The atmosphere at dinner was amazing, and the support during the auction even more so. Prizes from the generous donations received included golf rounds at the Woburn and London Golf Clubs, 7 nights at the Smugglers Cove Cottage in Whitstable, a bottomless sparkling afternoon tea for two at The Montcalm in Marble Arch and a personalised signed copy of Alan Sugar’s autobiography ‘What You See is What You Get’.
Once again, ITRM’s Danny Hill ran the auction and what an amazing job he did! Many bids flew across the room with players enjoying some friendly competition which resulted in the fundraising from the auction alone raising over £4,800. This, together with the funds raised through the sale of tickets, team entries, sales of mulligans and donations bought this year's fundraising total to £7,500…the highest amount of money raised in a single event for the Bexley Moorings Project to date!
Anne Bennet, Chief Executive of Bexley Moorings, said -
‘The support received on the day was amazing but it started months before in the planning and the atmosphere throughout was amazing. To have such local support making a difference for the young people of Bexley was astounding. For a small charity the £7,500 makes a big difference and thanks to ITRM for being there day to day and in helping host this major fundraiser.’
Bexley Moorings is a charity that sits close to the hearts of several members of the ITRM team and features within our CSR programme which also involves several other local charities, community projects, work experience placements and apprenticeship opportunities.
ITRM have also provided IT support services to the charity for a number of years and, having an established experience working within the charity and not-for-profit sector, ITRM’s Managed Services portfolio for charities has enabled Bexley Moorings to maximise their use of IT to support the delivery of their work to the local community.
The Bexley Moorings Project supports over 200 vulnerable young people within the Borough of Bexley through one-to-one befriending and group activities. As like many charities, The Project has been subject to additional pressures caused by the pandemic, but their small team of dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly to continue their work in getting vulnerable children engaged and providing opportunities that may not otherwise have been available to them.
Fundraising events such as the annual charity golf day provide Bexley Moorings with the funding support that they need to continue to deliver their fantastic work in the community and we look forward to next year’s event!!