Bringing people together for our annual Charity Golf Day

By Katie Mitchelmore on 14 September 2018
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Last week we were joined by some of our good friends and partners for our annual charity golf day. With the sun shining down on the beautiful Sundridge Park and several prizes up for grabs, including donations to a charity of the player's choice, the competition was as fierce as ever.

Needless to say it was a big success, with the final raffle raising £860 for the Lab Foundation’s chosen charity; SHP (Single Homeless Project) which works to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people transform their lives. In addition to this we also raised a total of £835 for various charities of  people's choice.

As has become synonymous with all Spacelab events, there was a unique twist. And this year we ramped up our technology with the addition of live leaderboards, where players could see where they stood among the competition up until the last three holes, when all the leaderboards were turned off to build up the suspense, resulting in a very tense finish with the pressure getting to a few of our golfers!

A big well done to Ian Bigham (Bigham Anderson Partnership), who showed off his golfing skills and held it together to win best overall score, winning £200 towards his chosen charity. In second place was Penny Vinten (Overbury), with Chris Hardiman (21Construction) and Louise Barth (Barth Consulting) finishing in joint third place, also winning donations to a charity of their choice.

Bringing home the best team score was ‘Team Jacobs’, featuring Del Jacobs (Office Portfolio), Ian Pitt (Me, Him & Her), Chris Hardiman (21Construction) and Penny Vinten (Overbury).


The winning 'Team Jacobs'

Scattered throughout the course were several more opportunities for a little extra competition and to raise more money towards charity, including nearest to the pin, longest drive and nearest the line, which went to Keith Ashcroft (21Construction), Ralph Hearn (Wellers Accounts) and Stu Pledge (MNP) respectively.

Before the proceedings kicked off each person also took a guess at how many balls would be lost in total. In a combined effort we managed to lose an impressive total of 47 balls, with 79 going into the bunker. The winning guess went to Marian from Energylab who won £435 for her chosen charity.

Yellow Ball

Left: Dave Evans trying to fish out his teams yellow ball, Right: our own Nathan Lonsdale searching for his ball. 
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Marian and her team collecting their prize for the 'Yellow Ball competition' 

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A big thank you to our chief golf organising committee / expert buggy drivers and much needed refreshment distributors - Siobhan, Katherine and Sami - who yet again managed to pull it out the bag and put together a fantastic day. From everyone at Spacelab we’d also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along and contributed towards the day. We look forward to seeing you all again for our next annual Golf Day!


Siobhan, Katherine and Sami on buggy duty
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