***UPDATE – POSTPONED TO FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021****
Subject to the latest guidelines on social distancing related to the coronavirus pandemic, on Friday 3 July 2020, twenty golfers representing five businesses from across the East Midlands hope they will be able to compete in “The Three Bunkers Challenge” in aid of the charity Big C Little C.
Based on the format of the “Three Peaks Challenge” each team will play nine holes on three courses in Nottingham, Derby and Leicestershire in one day. The courses are Morley Hayes, Charnwood Forest and The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club.
The event was conceived by Andrew Allsop, owner of Morley Hayes Golf Club and Bev Cook, who lives in Radcliffe on Trent, is Managing Director of Simple Marketing Consultancy and Lady Captain of The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club in 2020.
They were inspired by business entrepreneurs, Andrew Springhall from Blusource/Breedon Electrical and Colin Shaw, former Chairman of PKF Cooper Parry, who joined forces in January 2019 to create a new charity called ‘Big C Little C’ in order to encourage businesses in the East Midlands to organise events to raise money to support The Jenny Farr NSPCC Diamond Appeal and Cancer Research.
The businesses taking part are: Mazars (Bob Johnson), Ibstock Brick (Kate Tinsley), Anthony James Insurance Brokers (Steve Boorman), Simple Marketing Consultancy (Elliot & Bev Cook) and Nicholas Humphreys Estate Agents. (Mark Fieldhouse). Each team has pledged to raise at least £1000 each.
Commenting on the event, Andrew Springhall said “Whilst playing 27 holes in one day may not be the most physical of challenges, the logistics of keeping to time will be, and let’s not forget the ultimate aim is to raise as much money as possible to help vulnerable children and cure cancer. We really appreciate the support of the golf courses involved who have allowed us to have complimentary tee times and refreshments to the players as they strive to complete the challenge on time.”
Once the players have completed their golf, it is hoped that they can be welcomed by an after party at a charity gala reception of business people who will be gathered in the Fairways Suite at The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club for a BBQ and disco which is hoped will significantly boost the final figure raised to £10,000. Again, this will be subject to guidelines applicable at the time.
Colin Shaw added, “Big C Little C is really grateful to Bev Cook for choosing to support Big C Little C during her year as Lady Captain and for her expertise in helping to co-ordinate the logistics of the Three Bunkers Challenge. We have set our fund raising target high at £10,000 as we believe in the strength on our respective networks and value of the prizes that will be donated for the raffle and auctions.”
Whilst it is too early at this stage to be totally certain that the golf and after party will be able to proceed, if you would like to make a donation to one of the teams, offer raffle prizes, or book tickets for the after party, please visit:
Make a donation by visiting the fund raising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ColinShaw9
To buy tickets for after party BBQ and networking event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3-bunkers-challenge-finale-bbq-tickets-93893699583
Many thanks in advance for your support.