Haines Watts to sponsor Wrag Barn Golf Day for fourth consecutive year

By Nick Batten on 5 April, 2024

Swindon-based accountancy firm, Haines Watts, is helping to raise money for national learning disability charity Hft with a sponsored golf day at Wrag Barn Golf Club near Swindon.

The popular event, which will take place on Friday 24th May, includes brunch, a Stableford competition, a chipping competition and a beat-the-pro event. This will be followed in the evening by a dinner, prize-giving, auction and raffle. Last year’s event raised more than £10,000 for Hft.

Hft is a charity that supports people in the UK who have learning disabilities by providing a range of person-centred services.

This will be the 34th annual Wrag Barn Golf Day in aid of Hft and, to date, the events are estimated to have raised more than £200,000.

The £10,467 raised by last year’s event alone supported three Hft projects – the completion of a well-being centre at Hft’s Redcatch site, the establishment of a new Voices to be Heard group in Gloucestershire and the completion of a sensory room and summer house at Hft’s site in Cornwall.

The charity is very close to the hearts of those who take part in the annual fundraising event, including Wrag Barn directors Tim and Verity Manners. 

Martin Gurney, Tax Partner at Haines Watt Swindon, confirmed Haines Watts is hoping to match or even surpass the amount raised last year, adding to the more than £30,000 it has raised through the events over the last three years.

Martin said, “We’re delighted to be sponsoring this fabulous day for the fourth year running. It’s always a great fundraiser for a fantastic cause and we’re grateful for the support of the local businesses and attendees who help us contribute to Hft in this way.

“We can’t wait to do what we can to increase that total. It’s a super day that’s always enjoyed by all who take part, so for it to be such a great fundraiser for Hft too, is incredibly rewarding. We’re honoured to be part of it and are really looking forward to 24th May!”

More information about the Wrag Barn Golf Day sponsored by Haines Watt Swindon can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hft-wrag-barn-golf-day-2024-tickets-802657077927

Pictured above: The Haines Watts team who took part in and sponsored the 2023 Wrag Barn Charity Golf Day for Hft