Autumn fundraising update

The sun came out on the first day of October, for our second Sporting Minds UK Charity Golf Day. The stunning The Astbury Golf Course near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, provided an excellent venue, where 20 teams made up of 80 players thoroughly enjoyed the day and in the process raised a fantastic £2,500 for the charity. The Contact Business Finance team from Wolverhampton were the team of the day taking first prize.

SMUK Golf Day at The Astbury, Shropshire

Our next fundraising event is on the evening of Wednesday 13th October, kindly organised and hosted by Blackthorns Chartered Accountants, for whom we are charity of the year. The in person quiz night is being held at Wombourne Civic Centre from 7pm and costs £80 per team of four. Please contact melsamms@theblackthorns.co.uk for more information and to book in.

We wish Carl Wakeford the very best of luck in his participation and fundraising in the Mallorca IRONMAN 70.3 coming up on 16th October, one of the largest IRONMAN 70.3 events in the world, requiring athletes to swim 1.2 miles followed by a 56 mile cycle and finished off with a 13.2 half marathon. Carl is a chartered accountant working for KPMG on risk consulting, is training as a Royal Marines Reservist, and has also set up Stride & Glory, an virtual community of movement enthusiasts who challenge themselves to become fitter, stronger and more mentally resilient. Carl is aiming to raise £2,000 for SMUK and you can support Carl’s challenge here Carl’s IRONMAN at Just Giving

Carl Wakeford ready for the Mallorca IRONMAN 2021

Our first ever Black Tie Ball will be taking place at Molineux Stadium on 26th March 2022. This promises to be a very special event – book your tickets via vikki@sportingmindsuk.org now!

And a reminder that we have five places up for grabs in the London Landmark Half Marathon, taking place on 3rd April 2022. See more information on our Fundraising Page here.

All in all lots of exciting Sporting Minds UK events to support and look forward to, the fundraising from which will enable us to further raise awareness of mental health in sport, and continue to provide our much needed one to one support to young sportspeople.

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