Six members of the StrategiQ team took part in Inspire Suffolk’s annual golf day on the 23rd July, sponsored by our client and good friends at Hemisphere Freight Services, helping to raise valuable funds for the Ipswich-based charity.
Held at Seckford Golf Club, this year’s event raised over £3,000 for Inspire Suffolk, which forges bright futures for young people across Suffolk and north Essex. The charity offers personal development programmes, motivational education courses and engaging sport activities, equipping young people with the skills and confidence to overcome challenges and make their way back into employment or further training.
At a time when youth unemployment is on the rise across the UK, the Inspire Suffolk team has already made a huge difference to young people in need of its support during the Covid-19 pandemic. The charity’s wellbeing service has seen it provide counselling support to 70 young people in under three months – and in light of its success it has been able to expand this service into Essex from August 2020.
On to the golf …
With various prizes up for grabs throughout the day, it was 11-year-old Sienna Smith who stole the show, scoring 50 points in the individual stableford competition. She was rewarded with nine holes of golf at Seckford Golf Club, accompanied by the club’s director of golf, Simon Jay.
Other contests included ‘nearest the pin’ at the 10th hole and the ‘impossible putt’, which was won by StrategiQ’s very own Adam Pescod (who also happens to be the author of this blog). Suffice to say, he was very happy to claim a box of luxury wine, which was kindly donated by Andy Perrin, patron of Inspire Suffolk and managing director of Hemisphere Freight Services.
However, the real winners were Inspire Suffolk and the young people it works with. We are delighted to have played a small part in supporting the charity, and look forward to teeing up again next year.