West Way challenges sports stars at WellChild’s Charity Golf Day with hole-in-one competition
  • icon Phone & Video Appointments
  • icon Click & Collect / Home Delivery
  • icon Reserve/ Buy Online
Go Back
  • West Way challenges sports stars at WellChild’s Charity Golf Day with hole-in-one competition
  • 08 October 2021
    Facebook Icon
    Twitter Icon
    Linkedin Icon

    West Way challenges sports stars at WellChild’s Charity Golf Day with hole-in-one competition

    Children’s charity WellChild hosted their first Golf Day since 2019 at the Belfry to help raise awareness and funds to help families with sick children.

A host of sports stars lined up against each other to compete for the WellChild Golf Challenge Trophy pitting Cricketers against Olympians, in a Ryder Cup style contest.

The main Event sponsor was Systems Integration (SI) and West Way added some spice to the event by offering the chance to win an All-New Qashqai to anyone who managed to bag a hole-in-one at the tricky par three 8th hole on the Belfry’s challenging PGA Course. Headquartered in the Midlands, headline partner Systems Integration is one of the UK’s leading food manufacturing ERP and MES systems providers. Together with this latest initiative with WellChild, the company is also keen supporter of local charities and community activities. West Way provide vehicles for WellChild’s Helping Hands team which does garden makeovers for families with seriously ill children across the UK.

golf day

West Way Group Used Car Manager Mark Lane headed up a fourball from West Way with Lynda Julier, Vish Gami and Phil Brown to take on SI’s staff and a congregation of sports stars which included cricketers Ali Brown, Ian Bell, Chris Broad, Mark Butcher, Phil DeFreitas, Phil Mustard, Paul Nixon, Mark Ramprakash and Gladstone Small. The Olympians team included hockey stars Chris Griffiths, Ashley Jackson, Rupert Shipperley and Sam Ward, Mark Foster and Andy Jameson from Swimming, Kriss Akabusi & Jeff Parsons from Athletics and former British tennis number one, Andrew Castle.

The previous week’s rain luckily relented and players enjoyed a full round of sunshine, although some still found plenty of water especially on the front nine holes! The Cricketers raced into an 8-1 lead by the 8th, but things tightened up on the back nine before the Olympians were finally defeated 5½ - 3½.

Unfortunately, with a decent head wind and calamitous pin position, nobody managed the hole-in-one on the par three 8th, but there were one or two within 10 feet of the flag. “A testing day’s golf on a difficult course was made very enjoyable with some sunny weather and great company,” said Mark Lane. “And the great news is that we’ve helped to raise more awareness and funds for WellChild whose work continued throughout the pandemic without much of the funding they need.” 

WellChild is West Way’s chosen charity partner. Through a range of practical and emotional support, training and information programmes, they give seriously ill children and their families the best chance to thrive at home. Learn more here.

  • Receive our latest news and offers:
    Don’t worry we won’t bombard you with emails and you can refine your preferences at any time.

  • Site and contents © Site built by The Whole Caboodle.

    West Way is a trading name for AWR Automotive UK Limited, a limited liability company registered in England and Wales under number 14219136 with its registered office at 27 Barnsdale Drive, Westcroft, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DD.

    AWR Automotive UK Limited is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486). Permitted activities include advising on and arranging general insurance contracts and acting as a credit broker not a lender.

    VAT Registration Number. 338 0997 66

    We can introduce you to a limited number of finance providers. We do not charge fees for our Consumer Credit services. We may receive a payment(s) or other benefits from finance providers should you decide to enter into an agreement with them, typically either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow. The payment we receive may vary between finance providers and product types. The payment received does not impact the finance rate offered. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over, Guarantees may be required.

    Click here to update your details and how you would like West Way to communicate with you.