The Golf Foundation has thanked the London Welsh Golf Society (LWGS) for raising nearly £3,000 for foundation-related projects in Wales.
The team was delighted when London Welsh chose to donate fundraising proceeds from its St David's Day Golf Day to the charity, which encourages young people from all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy the benefits of golf.
The event took place at The Berkshire Golf Club as part of â€˜Wales Week in London'. Eighteen teams of four players, all with an affinity to Wales and most living in the London area, made light of snow and freezing temperatures and enjoyed a great golf day founded on fun, sportsmanship and camaraderie. The snow halted some teams before completion but a number of fourballs managed the full 18 holes, with their efforts helping to raise £2,947. The winning team was MCI Environmental, right.
Golf Foundation head of fundraising Vanessa Bell praised LWGS and organiser Richard Scott for the â€˜huge generosity of all taking part, raising funds that will be of great benefit to projects in Wales to help young people'.
The Foundation supports the work of Wales Golf, which will now invest the money raised, plus a further donation from the Foundation, in a number of deserving junior projects; the first two being schemes to help youngsters with learning difficulties and special educational needs in Conwy in North Wales and Newport in South Wales.
Richard Scott of London Welsh said: "We were delighted to be partnered by Wales Week in London in making the day a great success. Through our joint promotional efforts, the golf day sold out in just over two weeks and, as a result of its success, it will now become an annual event."