Steven Gerrard tees off at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa
England Captain Steven Gerrard lined up with close friends and colleagues to play a charity golf day at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa this week raising approximately £40,000 for his foundation.
The event was the first to be staged in the UK for the Steven Gerrard Foundation (SGF) which was launched last year and helps disadvantaged children in Gerrard’s hometown of Liverpool. A total of 130 competitors, including Kenny Dalglish, Harry Kewell, Danny Murphy, Pepe Reina, Daniel Agger and Jonjo Shelvey, joined Gerrard for a day of championship golf followed by a dinner at the popular Cheshire resort.
“We were thrilled to host Steven and his team at such a worthy and prestigious event. It’s not often you see such a gathering of the UK’s top sports stars coming together to play charity golf,” commented Joe Gates, Golf Operations Manager at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa.
“Steven is a very keen golfer and chose to host the event at The Mere after he and his Liverpool colleagues played here earlier this year. It is the first time the event has taken place on a UK course and we were delighted to welcome the players and be a part of the event.”
“It’s been a fantastic day and I’ve been overwhelmed with the support I’ve had from everyone today. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends but most importantly to raise money for kids in locally that haven’t always had the best start in life,” commented Gerrard after the match. “The Mere’s course is of a very high standard and has delivered a great day’s golf today.”
Having grown up and spent the majority of his life in Liverpool, Steven has witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by many children in and around the city. The SGF enables Steven to make a lasting difference by raising funds and becoming involved in many projects helping children and families in and around the UK.
Story submitted by Clare Wall