21st September 2018 saw ATG Group hold their first-ever charity golf day to raise funds for a local charity, Ashes to Gold (Registered Charity NIC 101209).

Ashes to Gold logo

 

Ashes to Gold’s core aim is to improve mental health awareness and emotional wellbeing in those they work with. They engage with people throughout Northern Ireland and provide them with support to help increase their confidence motivation and self-belief. In an average week, they provide counselling to over 60 individuals and hold drop-in sessions for an additional 50. Ashes to Gold relies on the generosity of the general public who give donations and commit their time to voluntary work in order to ensure they can continue providing support to those in need.

Golfers pictured at one of the tee boxes at ATG's Golf day

The golf day was a massive success with over 14 teams turning out to Greenacres Golf Centre, Ballyclare. On this windy Friday, we were able to raise an amazing £6011.40 for our chosen charity. The 4-ball teams battled it out to make sure they were on par to win the team prizes and try their hand at winning a brand new Mini at the Hole-in-One competition. Not only did Willis Insurance kindly supply us with the Mini but their team went on to win the competition, taking home the Claret Jug and some well-deserved bottles of whisky.

ATG Group Managing Director, Mark McKinney handing prizes to winners of some of the golf day competitions

We would like to thank everyone who showed their support by entering teams, giving sponsorship and donating prizes. We hope to firmly establish this event in the industry calendar as a day to enjoy a challenging game of golf, network over food and drinks and win some impressive prizes. See you all again next year!