£50,000 golf day fund raiser! | Knutsford Times

£50,000 golf day fund raiser!

By on July 29, 2014

A golf day and fundraising evening in Cheshire has raised over £50,000 for grant-making charity, the St. James’s Place Foundation.

The 7th “Summer Swing” event, staged by Congleton-based Franklyn Financial Management, was held at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa near Knutsford.

The £50,000 raised brings to £270,000 the amount raised by the company for the St. James’s Place Foundation over the last seven years.

The event attracted nearly 300 guests to the evening gala dinner, which included an auction and raffle compered by Darren Proctor from Key 103.  Entertainment was provided by singer and entertainer Cole Page, Kym Marsh, who plays Michelle Connor in Coronation Street, and actor and comedian Bobby Davro.

Andrew Chatterton, Principal of Franklyn Financial Management, said: “The Summer Swing originally started as a golf day and in seven years has grown into a major event featuring a gala dinner and summer ball. To have raised £270,000 for the St. James’s Place Foundation since our inaugural event in 2008 is something that fills us with enormous pride.”

The St. James’s Place Foundation is a successful grant-making charity that gives vital funds to charities registered in the UK.

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The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for those people in need as a result of disability or disadvantage. It was established in 1992, and last year donated more than £4 million to charities operating both in the UK and overseas.

In the last 22 years, the Foundation has raised over £34 million, and distributed those funds to hundreds of medium sized charities, with grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to in excess of £1,000,000.

Over 80% of St. James’s Place Wealth Management staff and members of its Partnership, including Franklyn Financial Management, make regular contributions to the Foundation via a monthly covenant.

Article submitted by Geoff Simms

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