Charity Auction for NHS Charities Together
Welcome to Halcyon Golf Travel’s online auction for The NHS Charities Covid-19 Appeal. The past couple of months have been devastating for us all, with the golf industry amongst many others taking a huge hit from this unexpected global pandemic. However, our problems seem somewhat trivial compared to what our very own NHS staff face on a daily basis.
With the travel restrictions and social distancing measures set in place to protect us, golf clubs have had to close. We saw an opportunity to ask them to work with us during this challenging period to raise funds for NHS Charities Together, while looking forward to more positive times to come.
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our partners and friends whilst organising this auction, which has allowed us to compile an astonishing list of lots to auction off for NHS Charities Together. Halcyon would like to extend a huge thank you to all the golf clubs, golf professionals, organisations and individuals that have donated to or helped promote this auction. You are all a credit to the golf industry and a reflection of the charitable nature of the global golfing community. Also a special thanks to Dominic Thurlow-Wood and Inci Mehmet who were both instrumental in organising this auction.
How your money will be spent
The NHS Charities National Covid-19 Urgent Appeal was launched to acknowledge and support NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by Covid-19 across the country. The campaign was put together in liaison with national health service bodies, NHS Charities Together member charities and board.
The money raised is funding grants to help NHS charities support NHS staff, volunteers and patients in ways above and beyond what NHS funding can ordinarily provide, including wellbeing packs, rest and recuperation rooms, electronic tablets for isolated patients to communicate to loved ones. The funds will also resource vital care partnerships and longer term mental health recovery of staff and families.
Halcyon Golf Travel will be donating 100% of all funds raised from this auction to The NHS Charities National Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, so don’t hold back! Not only is this a fantastic opportunity for us golfers to enjoy some of our nations finest golf courses after lockdown, but to give back to our wonderful NHS.