The General Managers of the Marriot Hotels Ireland handed over a cheque for €31,560 to LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. The funds were raised at Mount Juliet Estate, a Marriot Autograph Hotel, for the inaugural Marriot Charity Golf Challenge. Teams from Marriot Hotels and their generous collaborators and suppliers nationwide, as all enjoyed a day of great rivalry at the enjoyable and competitive charity golfing tournament.
The Mount Juliet Estate Director of Golf, PGA Fellow Matt Sandercock created a wonderful itinerary of golfing and dining, culminating in a fund-raising raffle with a selection of coveted prizes for winners.
An early start meant competitors were treated to a ‘Grab and Go’ breakfast at Jack’s Bar in the Mount Juliet Golf Clubhouse before the shotgun start for the four-person teams. Prizes were for 1st and 2nd place teams, ‘Nearest to the Pin 14th Hole’, ‘Longest Drive 18th Hole’, and the hugely enjoyable ‘Beat the Pro challenge’ with the Mount Juliet PGA Pro, Alan Cotter.
Post tournament, all competitors enjoyed a drinks reception in The Saddle Bar, preceding a delicious lunch cooked by the award-winning Mount Juliet Estate Executive Chef Andy Nolan. Prize-giving and speeches followed, and to end the event, the fund-raising raffle was held with generous donations by all participating teams.
The Marriot Charity Golf Tournament was organised by:
Mount Juliet Estate – Mark Dunne
The Shelbourne – JP Kavanagh
The Westin – Joanne Dillon
AC Hotels Belfast – Paula Stuart
Aloft Dublin – Jonas Treffers
Moxy Dublin – Christian Semerean
Sheraton – Garrett McGuiness
Powerscourt – Eamonn Casey
In addition to the Marriot hotel participants, teams from the following companies took part in the competition raising much-needed funds for LauraLynn:
Acutrace, Azure Contracting, Broderick Brothers, Bulmers/Bibendum, Bunzl McLaughlin, Catering Innovations Ireland, Celtic Linen, Comans, DC Controls, DV Professional Uniforms, EcoCool Refrigeration, Galgorm Group, Goldcrop, Gym Source Ireland, Harmon Group, Heineken Ireland, Hooke & MacDonald, Keelings, Lamber Hospitality, Nespresso Professional, Northern Feather, Quinn Downes Service & Maintenance, SMC Group, Sanrose, Snapfix, Sysco, Waste Management Solutions, Willlis Towers Watson.
Mark Dunne Mount Juliet Estate General Manager, “We are absolutely delighted to be in a position where we can work together with our colleagues and valued suppliers to be able to host a fund-raising event like this. The willingness of everyone to collaborate and their generosity has been fantastic, making this inaugural event a compete success.”
Commenting on the Mount Juliet golf event Sarah Meagher, Head of Fundraising at LauraLynn said; “I would like to say a big thank you to our incredible partners, Mount Juliet Estate, and all of the team involved for the time and effort they put into their recent golf event in aid of LauraLynn. It was a really special day, and it was a privilege to play in such a well-organised event. I can only imagine the amount of time it takes to organise something like this, so thank you so much from everyone at LauraLynn. I would also like to extend a thank you to the many players on the day who came out in support of LauraLynn. The funds and awareness raised from the Marriot Ireland Charity golf event will have such a positive impact on children with life-limiting conditions and their families who avail of LauraLynn care and support all across Ireland. ”