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Behind the Scenes Charity Golf Day Raises £5500

Behind the Scenes Charity Golf Day Raises £5500
Behind the Scenes Charity Golf Day Raises £5500

UK - Wednesday 15th October 2014 saw the first official Behind the Scenes Charity (BTS) Golf Day, which took place just a week following the charity’s UK official launch at PLASA Show 2014. Eighteen teams got through 27 holes of golf, 90 bacon rolls and the odd pint of Iso-tonic lager at lunch time.

The BTS Golf Day has evolved from earlier incarnations including the PLASA Golf Day and the Light Relief Golf Day, and has now established itself as one of the main charity events in the industry’s diary.

Teams from all walks of the industry battled it out with various handicaps, obstacles and extreme points-deduction from the judges. This year, after trying so hard for the past two years and despite massive impartial penalising by the judges, Team Meyer Sound, captained by Roger 'Tiger' Harpum was victorious, closely followed by the PLASA team and Unusual Rigging in third place.

BTS trustee and Golf Day organiser Lee Dennison said: “We had a fantastic response from the industry this year. I would like to thank in particular Crewsaders for sponsoring the ‘Nearest the 19th Hole Award,’ Shure for the ‘Longest Drive’ and D&B for the ‘Shortest Drive.’ But I would also like to give a special mention to James Gordon and the team at Digico for embracing the spirit of the day and sponsoring the ‘Nearest the Pin’ competition. Digico arranged a surprise for all of the golfers in the form of a pre-recorded voice message that was activated when the ball went into the hole. Anyone who was there will remember the message; it’s unfit for print but needless to say it was full of praise and admiration for Roger from Meyer Sound even before he got the award! My, how his reputation precedes him!"

With all the team entrance fees plus the raffles on the day, £5,500.00 was raised for the charity. This is an amazing amount which will benefit so many applicants.

Dennison said; “A massive thank you to all the teams who took part. This charity is so important to everyone in the industry. It's funded by the industry, for the industry, and only we can make it successful. With a huge start made at the PLASA Show with donations topping £40k we have definitely got our foot into the industry but we must all now spread the word of the what the charity can do and also how individuals and companies can become involved and assist.”

Following the Golf Day, several companies have already contacted Dennison about being involved on future BTS events through sponsorship, partnership and donations.

For further information on help, support and grant applications, please see the Behind the Scenes website: http://behindthescenescharity.org/bts_uk/bts_uk.htm

24th October 2014

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