Introducing... The Brun Bear Foundation Annual Golf Day
The Brun Bear Foundation Annual Golf Day… Inspiring Golf... in an Inspiring Setting... in aid of Inspiring Causes takes place Wednesday 21 June at Royal Blackheath Golf Club, London
Most golf enthusiasts have probably taken part in a golf day at some point or another. But fewer can say they’ve played the oldest golf club in the UK, had a dram at the 18th hole, a VIP tour of the storied museum and enjoyed fine dining within the clubs hallowed dining room!
The Course / The Golf
Our golf day will be held on Wednesday 21 June at Royal Blackheath Golf Club, the oldest golf club in the UK! Teams of four will aim to accumulate the highest team points total by the end of play. The best two scores from the group will count on each hole, rather than a combined total of all four players. In addition, there will be nearest-the-pin and longest-drive challenges along the way.*
The course is a par 71, with excellent fairways and well positioned bunkers, making it a great test of golfing prowess
The course is a par 71, with excellent fairways and well positioned bunkers, making it a great test of golfing prowess. It has a testing slope rating of 128 when played from the back tees. Designed by Tom Dunn in 1892, the course was added to by the great James Braid in the late 1920s. Mr Braid was himself an incredibly successful golfer and a member of the so-called Great Triumvirate of British golfers.
In 2014, the course was updated by Ken Moodie, who has been involved at the forefront of golf course design across Europe. This brought the course up to modern standards, providing the challenging natural parkland course that we have today.
* Guests are asked to have a current club handicap and may be asked to produce a handicap certificate. Anyone who clearly does not have sufficient golfing skills may be asked to leave the course.
Not a golfer? Not a problem! A limited number of tickets are available to non-golfers which grant access to the networking opportunities, the tour, evening meal and auction. To book please click here
Guests arrive from 9.00 am… 9.30am – Museum Tour 1 (30 mins) 10.00am – Museum Tour 2 (30 mins) 10.45 am – Museum Tour 3 (30 mins) 11.00am – Coffee & Bacon Rolls / Muffins (vegetarian options available) 12.00 – Golfers starting on furthest tees make their way out 12.30pm – Shotgun Start, 18 holes 5.30pm – Finish golf (with time for guests to shower, change, go to the bar) 6.30pm – Museum Tour 4 (30 mins)
A limited number of tickets are available to non-golfers which grant access to the networking opportunities, the tour, evening meal and auction.
(In the period between Museum Tour 4 and the Tasting all the teams scores are checked and tabulated to determine the winners of the various prize categories.) 7.15pm – Rum Tasting (30 mins) 7.45pm – Guests move to the Dining Room 8.00pm – Three Course Dinner served 9.00 pm – Prizes awarded by our Special Guests 9.30pm – Finish Dinner 9.35 pm The briefest of brief speeches from The Brun Bear Foundation. 9.40pm – Auction 11.00 pm – Carriages
The Brun Bear Foundation The Brun Bear Foundation is the result of founder Edwin Lampert’s dedication to honouring the promise he made to his father while undergoing radiotherapy for brain cancer. The treatment led Edwin’s father to believe he and his family lived with two kindly bears – Brunhilfer and Brunfin, the Foundation’s namesakes – and he sought Edwin’s promise that he would look after these bears “when the time came”.
When his father sadly passed away in 2014, Edwin set about creating a charitable foundation that would honour both his father’s memory and the values he held most dear. Since then, The Brun Bear Foundation has raised and donated thousands of pounds to numerous projects and causes in the fields of medical research, community projects and, in keeping with the promise he made to his father, animal welfare with a special emphasis on bears.
Staffed entirely by volunteers, The Brun Bear Foundation continues to work tirelessly in supporting new and existing causes and projects, whilst upholding and promoting its inclusive ethos and vision, as well as hopefully, in some small way, helping Edwin look after his father’s bears.
Our Impact The Brun Bear Foundation has donated thousands of pounds to a mix of local, medical and animal welfare charities. Every year we aspire to do more!
Locally we have…
Provided funding for a Community Fit Bus
Delivered health and wellbeing events
Funded theatre experiences for every child under five in Lewisham
Supported the beautification of parks, play areas and communal spaces in Lewisham and Bromley
Delivered children’s book readings in the community for all
Offered work experience and mentoring to local students
Funded research into better and kinder treatments for children with Leukaemia
Purchased an incubator for a hospital in Uganda.
Supplied more than 8,000 Wellbeing Wallets for expectant mothers at Lewisham Hospital and Princess Royal.
Supported early pregnancy information evenings and maternity education (mothers and midwives).
Provision of food and medical supplies for bears as well as CCTV at a sanctuary that keeps the bears in and the poachers out
Purchased a Centrifuge for the China Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu
Co-founded The Wild Bear Award which supports the use of technology in bear conservation.
Student Awards... The Brun Bear Foundation offers The Simon Shades Award Programme. This is an annual, merit-based competition which supports a talented student during their studies and has at its heart a project-based elements that allows the candidate to have a meaningful experience that is personally and professionally rewarding.
To learn more please click here
Where the proceeds go... Proceeds from this year’s event will help sustain the programmes we run and support us in expanding our charitable reach. This will include a donation to support areas of urgent need at Great Ormond Street Hospital and its research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health through the OSCAR Campaign.
... Know a local, medical or animal welfare project that deserves a helping hand?
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