24 Hours for 24 thousand for the 24%

The Golf Trust is embarking on a remarkable project to raise awareness of disability in the UK.  A team of golfers will spend 24 hours playing golf to raise enough money – £24,000 – to purchase a Paragolfer that can change the lives of over 16 million UK residents.  That’s 24% of the UK’s population who have a disability[1].

“The number of people who have a disability in the UK is rising,” comments Founder of The Golf Trust Cae Menai-Davis.  “We work with them everyday and see firsthand how the Paragolfer changes the life of a disabled person of any age.  Most wheelchair users haven’t had the chance to stand, let alone play sport alongside their friends and family, which is why these machines are so important.  They give people with disability a freedom they rarely enjoy, and we want to get as many as possible into golf clubs across the country.”

The team will head to Loften Links to take on the challenge starting their golfing marathon at Midday on the 20th June.  Norway was the obvious choice for Project 24 because of the daylight hours and thanks to several generous donors, the team have already funded that part of their journey.

The founding partner of Project 24 is Roehampton Club in South West London, who will be the first beneficiary of the project. “Being a family dominated multi sports club we are very pleased to support this fabulous initiative by the Golf Trust as we want to help people with a disability to have every chance to fulfil their potential and play golf alongside their friends and family.” says Club CEO Marc Newey.

Details of the teams participating in the project and sponsor announcements will be announced in the coming weeks.  Anyone interested in donating to the Project 24 fund can do so here:  https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/thegolftrustproject24

[1] Department for Work and Pensions’ Family Resources Survey

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As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf.  With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf's oldest brand, John Letters Dan brings to GOLF RETAILING an excellent understanding of the sector.