The amateur golfers of The Skipasund Foundation, including founder Haraldur Agustsson, have taken to the greens and fairways of historic Royal Birkdale and raised tens of thousands of pounds for The Prince’s Trust’s work supporting disadvantaged young people.
As the headline sponsor, The Skipasund Foundation provided £20,000 for the Prince’s Trust’s annual Royal Birkdale Golf Day which featured a fantastic day of tests of golfing prowess for over 100 attendees. The day’s activities included a putting contest sponsored by Globus Group in which the enthusiastic players competed for prizes worth £3,000.
Attendees at Birkdale – which has hosted The Open no fewer than ten times - also enjoyed competitions including Beat the Pro, Nearest the Pin, Longest Drive and the Sweepstake, and a formal dinner and prize presentation.
In total the Golf Day raised an incredible £83,000 from sponsorship and via an auction, with other sponsors including Boodles and Daisy Group. In total, The Skipasund Foundation and Globus Group donated £25,000 to the event.
Among those at the 134 year old course was Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador Joanna, who spoke about the importance of The Trust’s work support young people to succeed against the odds, turn their lives around and make a positive impact in their communities.
Haraldur Agustsson, Founder of The Skipasund Foundation, said: “Helping the next generation and addressing disadvantage are fundamental missions that sit at the heart of the Skipasund Foundation. It’s a privilege to support the fantastic work of the Prince’s Trust and contribute in our own way to building a world where every young person has the opportunity to thrive. I’d like to thank the team at The Prince’s Trust, Karen Webster and Sharon Mills whose tireless work has been so instrumental in making the event such a success every year.”
Sharon Mills, Fundraising Manager of Events at The Prince’s Trust said: “Events like The Prince’s Trust Awards and Royal Birkdale Golf Day go a long way to ensuring we are able to continue to do more to empower the next set of young people to unlock their potential; with your support and through impactful partnerships, we know we can.”