3rd April 2024

Haines Watt Sponsors Charity Golf day for the fourth consecutive year.

Swindon-based accountancy firm, Haines Watts, is helping to raise money for national learning disability charity Hft. They’re doing it with a sponsored golf day at Wrag Barn Golf Club near Swindon.

The popular event, which will take place on Friday 24th May, includes brunch, a Stableford competition, a chipping competition and a beat-the-pro event. Following all that, in the evening, comes a dinner, prize-giving, auction and raffle. Last year’s event raised more than £10,000 for Hft.

Martin Gurney, tax partner at Haines Watt Swindon, said: ‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring this fabulous day for the fourth year running. It’s always a great fundraiser for a fantastic cause. And we’re grateful for the support of the local businesses and attendees who help us contribute to Hft in this way.’

Haines Watt Sponsors Charity Golf - the Haines Watts team who took part in and sponsored the 2023 Wrag Barn Charity Golf Day for the national charity Hft and will be doing the same this year.
The Haines Watts team who took part in and sponsored the 2023 Wrag Barn Charity Golf Day for the national charity Hft and will be doing the same this year.

Haines Watt Sponsors Charity Golf

About Hft

Martin Gurney, tax partner at Haines Watt Swindon, said: ‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring this fabulous day for the fourth year running. It’s always a great fundraiser for a fantastic cause. And we’re grateful for the support of the local businesses and attendees who help us contribute to Hft in this way.’

Hft is a charity that supports people in the UK who have learning disabilities by providing a range of person-centred services. These range from domiciliary care to day-centre learning activities. Their approach helps enable increased independence and confidence. That means each individual can live their best possible life.

Founded in 1962, the charity pioneered the idea that adults with learning disabilities have the right to make choices about their own lives. And of course the kinds of support they receive.

The annual golf day

This will be the 34th annual Wrag Barn Golf Day in aid of Hft. To date, the amount raised by the events have raised in the region of more than £200,000. The £10,467 raised by last year’s event alone supported three Hft projects:

  • The completion of a wellbeing centre at Hft’s Redcatch site.
  • The establishment of a new ‘Voices to be Heard’ group in Gloucestershire. That’s a forum through which those supported by Hft can air their views about the support they receive. Further, it allowes them to be a voice in the community, and make suggestions around the evolution of care and support.
  • Also the completion of a sensory room and summer house at Hft’s site in Cornwall.

The charity is very close to the hearts of those who take part in the annual fundraising event, including Wrag Barn directors Tim and Verity Manners.  

Martin Gurney confirmed Haines Watts’ delight to be supporting their local community in this way. He hopes to match or even surpass the amount raised last year. That will add to the more than £30,000 they’ve raised through the events over the last three years.

We can’t wait to do what we can to increase that total,’ said Martin. ‘It’s a super day that’s always enjoyed by all who take part. So for it to be such a great fundraiser for Hft too, is so very rewarding. We’re honoured to be part of it and are looking forward to 24th May!’

Find more information about the Wrag Barn Golf Day sponsored by Haines Watt Swindon here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hft-wrag-barn-golf-day-2024-tickets-802657077927



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