On Friday 20 May our Missing People Leading Light and Enterprise Board Co-Chair, Karen Horton-Palmstrom, realised her dream of hosting a Golf Day in aid of the charity. Ten teams teed off at the brilliant Belton Woods Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort in Lincolnshire.
It was a fun-packed day welcoming all levels of players. There were competitions, goody bags, a raffle, and an exciting auction. To round off the event, guests enjoyed a private 3-course dinner.
An incredible £10,493.87 was raised, as well as awareness of our vital services both in the area and nationwide. Huge thanks to Karen for her indomitable can-do spirit. We would also love to thank rugby legend Rory Underwood MBE, DL, for giving so much of his time, and everyone who made the day so special and contributed to the amazing funds raised.
A jubilant Karen said of the event:
“The first Lincolnshire Golf Day for Missing People was a huge success. We raised much-needed funds and, crucially, raised awareness of the charity to new areas of the UK. We were also able to bring a local community back together, with some people meeting old friends they hadn’t seen since before the pandemic.
Rory Underwood not only brought a team but was also phenomenal as MC for the evening and captivated everyone with his hilarious tales.
I genuinely could not have wished for the day to have gone any better and thank everyone immensely who helped out along the way and played some great golf. The only problem is that everyone who attended is desperate for me to do it again! So watch this space.”