Foxhills to run a fundraiser for Grenfell victims

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir July 17, 2017 11:33

Foxhills Club & Resort in Surrey has said it will run a major golf fundraiser for those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is likely to be involved and the club hopes to raise over £1 million.

The golf club will stage the Powerday Plc Invitational Pro-Am on Thursday, September 14, 2017 – the eve of the PGA Cup, the biennial match contested by ten PGA professionals each from the Great Britain and Ireland and the USA teams.

Powerday’s founder, Mick Crossan, who is also the owner of London Irish rugby club, supported the development of the Dale Youth Boxing Club, which provided gym equipment within Grenfell Tower when it was refurbished in May 2016.

Anthony Joshua

Foxhills’ ambassador Brendan Reynolds said: “After the tragedy, Mick and I initially had a plan to re-launch the Dale Youth Boxing Club. However, after discussions with associates and business friends, it became obvious to Mick that the fundraising should go well beyond the boxing club and be extended to the whole of the Grenfell Tower community, whose lives have changed so dramatically.

“In Foxhills Club & Resort we have a magnificent venue to stage the Powerday Invitational Plc Pro-Am and to have the golf day co-ordinated by the PGA with the support of the two PGA Cup teams is fantastic.

“After the golf on the Thursday there will be a charity fundraising dinner to also be attended by sporting greats such as world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, plus George Groves and James DeGale along with other supporters of this worthy cause and event. During the evening, there will be a grand auction in which unique items and money-can’t-buy experiences will go under the hammer with all funds raised from the evening going to the Grenfell Tower residents.

“I have no doubt that it will be a wonderful day. The dream is to raise a million and beyond for a truly exceptional cause and community. Let’s make it happen!”

Chris Fitt, director of golf at Foxhills Club & Resort, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this very special event in support of the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

“This pro-am is unique; it will bring together all the players from the US and GB&I teams, united for a single cause. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the 2017 PGA Cup and I am sure it will set the tone for a healthy, competitive few days to follow – played in a great spirit.

“We extend a special thank you to the key drivers of the event, Mick Crossan and Foxhills’ ambassador Brendan Reynolds, who have worked tirelessly for a number of charities each year.”

At least 80 people died when a fire broke out at Grenfell Tower in London in June 2017. If you would like to be involved in this fundraiser, please contact brendanreynolds@hotmail.com or call 07831 240636.

 

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir July 17, 2017 11:33
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