Argosy Supports Vision Charity in Golf Challenge

Date: 25/04/2012
Argosy Supports Vision Charity in Golf Challenge

On June 20th 2012, four intrepid golfers will attempt to play a unique round of golf on a composite course of nearly 140,000 yards. They will play one hole on each of 18 of East Lothians finest golf courses in one day aiming to raise £10,000 for the Vision Charity Sports Legacy Initiative.

 

They will be starting at North Berwick, and completing the challenge on the 3 Gullane courses some 13 hours later. This is a unique golfing challenge and the team have applied to The Guinness Book of World Records for ratification as a record.

 

The Aircraft Golfing Society, founded in 1944, have a wonderful track record in raising funds throughout the year whilst enjoying golf on some wonderful courses. Mike Purnell of Argosy is this years captain and has chosen to support  the Vision Charity Sports Legacy Initiative which has been set up to address some of the issues around blind and VI childrens access to sport.

 

With many now in mainstream school the opportunities to engage in sport for blind and VI kids has diminished dramatically, which has been reflected in the decline in the number of top level national and international competitors. Sport is a great way to improve quality of life especially for children and the charitys aim is to provide funds for sporting projects around the UK to enable blind and VI children to gain sustainable access to sport. It is where you can learn social skills, understand winning and losing, improve both physically and mentally and importantly build confidence. With 80% of working age blind people in the UK without a job, it is vital that todays youngsters are given every opportunity to succeed and become contributors to society.

 

As well as seeking support through donations, the team are currently seeking sponsors to help with travel, accommodation and local transport on the day and will be very happy to work with potential sponsors to maximise their visibility around this unique golfing challenge.

 

President of the Aircraft Golfing Society is the maestro of golf commentary Mr Peter Alliss who said this is a great golfing challenge playing 18 holes on 18 different courses in a day. No doubt as they are representing the Aircraft Golfing Society they will fly round! We all know how important sport is to kids so please dig deep and support a wonderful cause.

 

www.justgiving.com/18inone

 

 

Text VAGS followed by the amount (up to £10) to 70070

 

What:    18inone Golf Challenge

Where: East Lothian When:  June 20th 2012

Who:   Mike Purnell (Argosy), Captain Aircraft Golfing Society from Princes Risborough, Bucks

               Gavin Grey TV Presenter from Normandy, Surrey

               Ian Irving Comedian from Basildon, Essex

               Larry Davis Charity event organiser from Chatham, Kent


For more information contact

Larry Davis larry.davis@btconnect.com , mobile 07710 546109, @skeffingtond



Tags: Visions Charity | golf | Argosy
Submitted by Meriam Khan (MKM Marketing Communications Ltd )
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