ENVIROGLAZE SOUTH WEST LTD ROCKS!
On 25th August 2017 Nick Barnes and Steve Deaton from Enviroglaze South West Ltd organized a charity golf day at the stunning Elfordleigh Golf Club. The aim was to raise as much money as possible to support people living with dementia.
The idea was that local businesses sponsored a hole each and took part in the competitive golf day. The day consisted of 18 teams of 4 playing golf, throughout the day and all sorts of games, like beat the pro, nearest the pin, longest drive etc. the golf took up most of the day, and after the last group came in, there were a few drinks,but the day didn’t stop there!
In the evening there was an acoustic band and drinks. The presentation started for the winners of the various activities during the day. Then followed a raffle, auction, drinks and dancing.
A wonderful day filled with laughs and to top it off raising £2500. Santander Bank kindly offered to match fund this amount bringing the total raised to £5000. A stunning amount to be shared between the two chosen recipients – Memory Matters/Moments Café and Dementia UK.
Enviroglaze South West Ltd – the organisation and running of this event was supported by many different people including Hayley Deaton, Hayley Stevenson and Gloria Read, not to mention all the brilliant businesses and organisations that sponsored holes, the people that bought raffle tickets and everyone that came along during the day and evening.
Memory Matters/Moments Café would like to say a special thank you to them all.
Moments Café opened in March 2017. The idea behind Moments Cafe is to ensure that the public have a better understanding of Dementia, know where to go, to get on the spot support and also to enable this support to be sustainable.
In the first six months, since opening, 60 people attended the information centre for support and advice. If Moments was not there, they may have visited their GP to get advice or support. Every GP appointment costs the NHS £117 pounds so provide this service at the café not only supports people on the spot, without an appointment but it saves the NHS money.
The team at Moments use any surplus from the café to enable them to provide this help, we also rely heavily on the fundraising to enable us to continue to do this. Without fantastic supporters like Stevey and Nick from Enviroglaze SW Ltd this would not be possible.