We are delighted to announce that our Swanky Swing Golf Day raised over £54,000 for charity, taking our total raised over the years to more than £1,050,000.
120 golfers gathered at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa on Thursday 8th July 2021 for our golf day, the Swanky Swing.
Guests of the Swanky Swing Golf Day sponsored by TorFX, Hammond McNulty Accountants, Porsche Centre Wilmslow, Belvoir and many more, were welcomed by Greatest Hits Radio presenter, Darren Proctor, and were kept hydrated throughout the day as the TorFX drinks buggy delivered the beer of choice for the day, Bach95, to all the golfers around the course.
As Official Partners of Sale Sharks Rugby Club, we were delighted to welcome Sharks players Jono Ross, Will Cliff, Simon Hammersley and Josh Beaumont as their guests for the day, along with Sale Sharks Commercial Director and former England International, Mark Cueto, non-executive Director and former England International, Jason Robinson, and owner of the club, Simon Orange.
CEO of Stoke City Football Club, Tony Scholes, was also amongst the guests at the Swanky Swing representing the club of which we are Platinum Partners of.
During the evening, guests were kept entertained by Manchester based singer, Alexander Stewart, followed by a live DJ set by Darren Proctor, whilst also checking out the Silent Auction put on by BidAid, the online auction site co-founded by Olympic silver medallist and double world champion athlete, Jamie Baulch.
Andrew Chatterton, Managing Director of Franklyn Financial Management commented “After the incredibly tough 18 months so many charities have had due to the pandemic, we were delighted to get back to our usual fundraising efforts and make up for lost time. It was great to have so many clients, business partners and friends of FFM with us for the day and have so much support from them along with all our fabulous sponsors. We can’t wait for the next event!”
The £54,954 raised at the Swanky Swing golf day takes the running total raised by Franklyn Financial Management for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation over the years to just over £1 million.
The Swanky Swing was a spin off event of our infamous Summer Swing charity event which is usually held annually and sees 120 golfers take to the course during the day and over 400 guests join in the evening for the gala dinner.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place, the gala dinner could not take place this year, but it did not stop us and our guests trying our best to raise as much as we could for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
The Foundation distributes its funds through grants to charities, many of them in local communities, and has been able to give substantial support to over 4000 charitable organisations over the years including Hope and Homes for Children, Teenage Cancer Trust, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Education for the Children Foundation.
We are hoping to continue our fundraising efforts at our Winter Waltz Gala Dinner event, taking place on Friday 26th November at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, with the theme for this year being ‘The Fairy-tale of New York’. The Winter Waltz promises to be an evening of top-class entertainment and more details on how you can buy your table or sponsorship opportunities can be found online at www.ffmsummerswing.co.uk.
We would like to thank all involved with the Swanky Swing for their continued support.
To find out more about FFM please visit www.franklynfm.co.uk.