Fortwilliam Golf Club recently held a Charity Day for the NI Children’s Hospice raising an impressive £11,000 pounds, making a grand total of just over £35,000 pounds since the inaugural event five years ago.
NI Water who launched their Refillution campaign earlier this year, aimed at reducing the purchase of single use plastic bottles, provided 200 reusable water bottles for the golfers to encourage them to ‘refill’ and ‘top up’ from the Club’s refill points around the course.
NI Water is committed to reducing plastic waste; with our drinking water quality 99.9% pure, we want everyone to benefit from it. If everyone refills a reusable bottle from the tap, it potentially means there’s one less plastic bottle ending up in our seas.
Event organiser, Ivan McMichael said the Children’s Hospice was very grateful to Fortwilliam Golf Club for giving the course free of charge which greatly added to the amount of money raised:
“We would like to thank NI Water for their support of this event over the last 5 years. The members of Fortwilliam Golf Club were also very generous in their support of the event,” added Mr McMichael, a Past Captain of Fortwilliam. Almost 40 four-balls teed it up and those members unable to compete made generous cash contributions.
“The principal sponsors, Johnsons Solicitors, were ably supported by business owners in the North Belfast area, and my many friends in Warrenpoint Golf Club, and to all of them, the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is deeply indebted.”
Catherine O’Hara, NI Children’s Hospice Regional Fundraising Officer says,
“A huge thank you to Fortwilliam Golf Club, to NI Water and to everyone who helped raise this magnificent sum. Your kindness allows the Hospice to provide loving care to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses. For our work to continue we rely on your wonderful generosity.”