D-Day Golf Challenge

What is the challenge?

Join us on D-Day + 1 (7th June 2019) challenging yourself to 75 holes representing 75 years since the D-Day landings. Instead of the usual 72 holes we are aiming to go that extra mile, just like the Army did for us 75 years ago. It will be a tough challenge but all for a good cause.

Winning team

The top fundraising team will win an overnight golf break at the Celtic Manor, the most iconic golf resort, to include a four ball on the 2010 Ryder Cup Course – a wonderful opportunity not to be missed! The winner will be announced 15th August 2019.

Why 75?

In 2019, The Soldiers’ Charity is celebrating 75 years of service for the Army family. Our core purpose has not changed since 1944: we exist to ensure that all soldiers, veterans and their immediate families can live a life of independence and dignity, now and in the future.

In 1944, the tide of the Second World War was beginning to turn. In London, the Army Board turned its attention to the future welfare of the nation’s soldiers after peace was won. On 28th May, mere days before D-Day, the War Cabinet approved the formation of the Army Benevolent Fund. The ABF – as were then known – came into being two months later on 15th August.

In the past year, The Soldiers’ Charity has helped 70,000 people in 68 countries across the globe and funded numerous other charities and organisations to support the Army family at large. We pride ourselves on acting immediately when help is needed, providing true through-life support for the nation’s service personnel and their families.

We owe a debt to those who served – in the D-Day landings and in all subsequent conflicts – just as we continue to owe a debt to those who serve our country today. We will continue to support soldiers, veterans and their families for the long haul and we are ever-grateful for their service.

Event details

 

  • When: June 7th 2019
  • What: Team event
  • Where: A golf course of your choice
  • Distance: 75 holes in one day
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Minimum fundraising target: As much as you can

 

How it works?

  • You can play as a team of up to four players, all levels of golfer welcome
  • Enter your details/ team here (only one member of your team needs register)

  • Create a team fundraising page here (share with your team members) 
  • Once you have created your fundraising page, please join the Team page
  • Contact the golf course of your choice and book in your day

Attempt to play 75 holes of golf on 7th June and fundraise for ABF The Soldiers Charity

 

If you have any questions about how to register, please email the Wales office. wales@soldierscharity.org or call 0292072 6132 – we are here to help.

 

Q&A

What scoring should I use?
You can play in any format you wish.

Do you have to have a handicap to play?
No, everyone is welcome to take part to help raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ charity.  However, please check with your chosen golf club as they may require a handicap.

What tees should I play off?
Red for ladies, yellow for men.

Do I have to pay for my rounds of golf?
You will have to pay for your rounds of golf unless your golf course says otherwise.

How do I return my money?
All sponsorship needs to be added onto your team’s online JustGiving page by 14th August 2019 for it to be counted in the running for the prize of top fundraising team, to be announced on 15th August, our 75th Birthday.  Once the money is on the JustGiving page it will be automatically transferred to the Charity.   

If you are unable to pay money onto your JustGiving page, please send a cheque to:

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Wales
Maindy Barracks
Whitchurch Road
Cardiff
Cf14 3YE

 

How to promote my JustGiving page?


You can add the hashtag #DDay75 and @soldierscharity, on any social media channel such as, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.  Also uploading videos and pictures of you and your friends on the day, or practicing for the day, will help especially using #DDay75.

Can I play another date?

You can play on any day from 7th June to 30th June.  The fundraising page will close on 14th August for the winning team to be announced on 15th August, on our 75th birthday.

How are the competition winners decided?


The team who have fundraised the most on their JustGiving page come August 14th.