Thursday, 24 April 2014

Still time to support Lord Mayor’s Charity Golf Day


Caption: Over 20 teams are set to compete in the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Thomas Murray's charity golf day.

Any local business, group or organisation that has missed out on the chance to enter a team in the first ever Lord Mayor’s Charity Golf Day can still feature at the event by sponsoring a tee.

With no more team spaces left in the tournament due to high demand, anyone wishing to show their support on the day, which is being held in aid of the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray’s LOFFTY charity and the Silverdale Holiday Centre, can still put their name to one of the 18 tees at Wike Ridge Championship Golf Course.

Over 20 teams are set to fight it out on May 1 to see who will be crowned the first winners of the competition by the Lord Mayor, which will also include the chance to win a number of big prizes and take part in fun challenges.

As part of the £350 entry fee per team, all participants will be treated to lunch and dinner and have the opportunity to test their mettle in a ‘Beat the Pro’ challenge, a putting contest and indoor Par 3 simulator competition.

For further details around the event and to sponsor a tee at a minimum donation of £100, please contact by email: lordmayorsoffice@leeds.gov.uk or telephone: 0113 2474194. The deadline to sponsor a tee is Monday 28 April.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray said:

"The response we have had to the first Lord Mayor’s Charity Golf Day has been amazing, and I would like to thank everyone who has entered a team.

"There are now no more spaces left to enter a line-up for the tournament, but if any local business, organisation, group or indeed person would still like to show their support for the day in aid of my LOFFTY Charity and Silverdale Holiday Centre which are two really great causes, the opportunity is still available to sponsor a tee."

Notes to editors:

The key aim of the LOFFTY project, which stands for ‘Leeds Offers Fun For The Young’, is to raise funds that will provide additional fun activities for kids in the city during and after school, at weekends and throughout the school holidays.

Silverdale Holiday Centre -Leeds Children’s Holiday Camp Association has been providing free holidays/respite to disadvantaged children aged 7 to 11 years for over 100 years. The Lady Mayoress of Leeds is the President of the charity by rite of her Civic position and tradition, subject to her consent.

From March until September every year, 300 holiday places are allocated to children who enjoy a five-day break by the sea. The centre provides respite for children who are disadvantaged for various reasons, including poverty, neglect, abuse, disability, homelessness, victims of domestic violence, children who are young carers, those who are in foster or social care, and children from vulnerable ethnic minority groups.

For media enquiries, please contact;
Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578
Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk