Luck proved to be on our side on Friday 13th September 2019, where fantastic weather was enjoyed at the Caleb Roberts Charity Golf Day.
Teams made up of colleagues, clients, business relationships and insurers graced Cradoc Golf Club, Brecon, for a Texas Scramble format match. Glimpses of brilliance were on show across the course, along with some more underwhelming shots. The beauty of Texas Scramble meant these unfavorable moments could quickly be put to one side and the spirit of the day was once again embraced by the teams.
Sponsorship was kindly made by a number of our key Insurer partners alongside Caleb Roberts Financial Management, with NIG FarmWeb the main sponsors for the day to set the foundations of the fundraising element. Without this generosity we would not have been able to host such a worthwhile Charity event.
The winning score was an incredible net 55.2, following gross scores of 33 on the front 9 and 29 on the back 9. The winning team consisted of James Platford (J P Plumbing & Heating, Leominster), Tom Froggatt (RRA Architects, Hereford), Mark Vickress (Ducketts Accountants, Hereford) and Ben Amos (Caleb Roberts Insurance).
Our sincere thanks go to all those involved from sponsors & players through to colleagues and the golf club staff. With this support we were able to raise an incredible £1,580.00 for Charity. This will be split between the DPJ Foundation and our Charity of the Year, The Wales Air Ambulance.
‘The DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 following the death of Daniel Picton-Jones. The foundation aims to support people in rural communities with poor mental health, especially men in the agricultural sector. Agriculture carries one of the highest rates of suicide and with mental health being such a big problem across society the foundation aims to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health and provide support services for those in rural communities.
Farming is an excellent career and can provide huge benefits to those who work in the sector. However it is a career that comes with huge pressure, isolation and demand on a daily basis.’
Further details of the Wales Air Ambulance can be found on their website: