This September, CMD Recruitment organised a charity golf day at Cumberwell Park to support The Devizes Opportunity Centre, a great local charity that opens a world of opportunities for children with special needs and their families.
The Centre provides amazing support from education to therapeutic care for the children and emotional support for their families, as well as assisting children with transitioning into school and coping with any difficulties that may arise.
Being an independent charity, they rely heavily on donations made by the public and local communities, so we sought to raise as much as we possibly could to support the team that work there, allowing them to provide more care for the children and their families.
We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part and express our gratitude to the many generous local businesses 0that supported this fundraiser, and the attendees of the day who donated generously. We’d like to say a special thank you to the donators of our raffle prizes; Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Upavon Golf Club, Gaigers, RMI Consulting, The Nell Family, Swindon Town FC, Will Collier of Harlequins, Dominos and David Owen.
Visiting The Centre.
When we visited the centre in September, it was immediately clear that the support and contributions offered to the Opportunity Centre were hugely important to the families they work with. The Centre is situated in a local, easily-accessible area of Devizes with a beautiful view of the local countryside, but their real asset is the team of fantastic key workers, practitioners and experienced staff team members.
Every member of the team we spoke with was passionate and expressed deeply the care they have for every child that walks through their door. The specialist team at the Centre offers play activities designed to target specific areas of development, physiotherapy exercises and activities, and support with speech and language development.
The Golf Day.
Our golf day fundraiser would not have been possible without the very generous support of local businesses. We had several generous helpers on the day, including The Gourmet Brownie Kitchen providing the golfers with fabulous brownies, Wadworth Brewery donating a Keg to keep the guys going as they made their way around the course and a beautiful Gin Bar from Scout and Sage boasting some lovely craft gins!
To view our gallery with all our photos from the day, click here!
It is the support of these organisations, and the generosity of the attendees on the day that has allowed us to not only reach our initial target of £2500, but to more than double it.
We are extremely proud to say that with contributions of our generous community, we have managed to raise £7006 in support of The Devizes Opportunity Centre.
It’s a privilege to work with the many wonderful businesses that CMD Recruitment has supported over the years, and we’re hugely grateful that so many of the organisations we work with have generously donated time, money and some amazing gifts to support this fundraiser.