SNOW-Camp, the UK’s only registered youth charity using snowsports, life-skills and mental wellbeing support to change the lives of inner-city young people, has hosted it’s one and only, in person, fundraising event of the year at Bush Hill Park Golf club on 24th September.
The Charity Golf Day was attended by Snow-Camp’s Olympic medallist patron, Jenny Jones, who was on hand to cheer on the 19 participating teams who raised £15,000 to help support the youth’s charity vital mental health initiatives.
The participating teams had the opportunity to put their skills to the test at an opening ‘Putting Challenge’ just outside the Clubhouse and also at a ‘Beat the Pro’ competition on the 13th against local pro Danny Hill. In this inaugural Snow-Camp Golf Day teams were playing to win the Gregor Michie Memorial Trophy, in memoriam of Snow-Camp’s Treasurer who sadly passed away in November 2018. The Chamonix Veterans were crowned the winners after scoring 91.
All of the funds raised will significantly help support the charity continue its work with young people, especially at a time where all previous fundraising activities have been either cancelled or postponed. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the charity’s mental health work has become more important than ever before. The impact of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown have serious implications for the mental health of young people. From bereavement to job losses, to loneliness and relationship breakdown, the psychological strains caused by COVID-19 has intensified the need of Snow-Camp’s work.
Dan Charlish, Founder of Snow-Camp said:
“I’m just so pleased we were able to bring our supporters together and make this event happen under the current circumstances. Yes, we couldn’t run it exactly in the way we would have done normally, but we were able to put systems in place which we hope didn’t hinder the enjoyment of teams taking part, whilst also keeping everyone safe. And the weather rewarded our efforts! To run an event of this size safely in these times was a challenge, but with the wonderful Snow-Camp team, young people and volunteers we were able to make it happen and we are so happy to have raised some much-needed funds for our work.”