On October 17th Harrow Mencap CEO Deven Pillay had the pleasure of visiting Stanmore Golf Club to receive an amazing donation of £4165.

Deven went along to meet the club's leadership and to thank them for the amazing job they did fundraising for us. Deven and the Stanmore Golf Club team celebrated by having their photo taken along with a big cheque made out to Harrow Mencap.

The golf club raised the money during the summer at their annual Captain's Charity Golf Day to support our work in the local community.

The club's captain Kirti Amin had this to say about the day:

Stanmore Golf Club although effectively a charity itself as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), has always been willing to help local charities. Over the years the club has raised a huge amount of money for St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow.

It is traditional that the Club Captain chooses a charity to support in their year of captaincy, and then all fund-raising efforts go in that direction. This year I was keen to support a local charity that served the residents of Harrow and as such Harrow Mencap was the ideal choice.

(Deven (L) posing with Golf Club Captain Kirti Amin (R) with the cheque)

My Captain’s Day at the end of August was set aside to raise money for this worthwhile cause. A fun golf event was supported by over 100 members. A ‘beat the Captain’ challenge on the 10th hole raised over £500 alone. The golf was followed by a BBQ dinner. Members, friends and local businesses sponsored holes and even others who couldn’t attend made donations towards the cause. The money has continued to flow in since and I was delighted when the total raised exceeded £4,000. I am hopeful that the awareness raised of Harrow Mencap through this event will help further still.

Kirti also explained that

Publicity about the day including in the local Harrow Times has led other organisations including another golf club and a local lions club to consider sponsoring events of their own to further benefit the charity, a win-win situation all round.


(Deven celebrating the success of the fundraiser with the Stanmore Golf Club Team)

Deven added that:

It was a pleasure to visit Stanmore Golf Club for a second time and catch up with Captain Kirti and his team who put together the brilliant event last August. We are deeply grateful for all their effort and look forward to working with the club and its partners in the future.

All of us here at Harrow Mencap would like to say a huge thank you to Stanmore Golf Club for the outstanding fundraiser event they hosted. We can't wait to see you at our Annual Celebration Event next year!