The Scottish weather was on-par for the third Friday in May as a fifth annual golf fundraiser raised £35,000 to support people living with dementia through personally meaningful music.
Organised by Playlist for Life trustee Dr Frank Dunn and his wife Helen Dunn for the fifth time, the event was a great success and raised vital funds to support families affected by dementia.
Almost 100 supporters from companies including Arnold Clark and Pacific Care gathered at the 18-hole course at Lenzie Golf Club.
Coffee and breakfast rolls preceded tee-off as teams swung in the sunshine before enjoying a clubhouse dinner and getting their bids in for a selection of first-class auction and raffle prizes.
Prizes were generously gifted by the event’s sponsors and included executive seats at Manchester United, courtesy of Sir Alex Ferguson, and VIP tickets to Deacon Blue at the OVO Hydro with an overnight stay at VOCO Grand Central Hotel.
"Incredible generosity speaks volumes"
In attendance to support the organisers Frank and Helen Dunn were Playlist for Life’s Honorary President Sally Magnusson, Chair of the Board of Trustees Sandra Stark, Vice Chair Andy Lowndes and Executive Director Michael Timmons. Business Manager Paula Bain and Communications Officer Laura Redpath also supported in the lead up to the event and on the day.
Frank and Helen Dunn said:
“We could not be happier with the outcome of our Playlist for Life Charity Golf Day, held on the 19th May. The incredible generosity of so many speaks volumes for the esteem the charity is held in. To surpass last year’s outstanding £30,000 by £5,000 was well beyond our expectations. In addition to the sum raised, we are most grateful to John and Brendan Brawley of Pacific Care for donating the trophy for the winners, and Lenzie Golf Club for ensuring such an enjoyable social event. We look forward to the same again in 2024.”
Michael Timmons, Executive Director of Playlist for Life, said:
“We are so grateful to Frank and Helen Dunn for volunteering their time and efforts for another incredibly successful fundraiser. An event like this takes a lot of work behind the scenes for it to run as seamlessly as it did and to raise such an incredible amount. The funds raised through the generosity of the friends, businesses and supporters involved will help us improve the lives of many families living with dementia. Fundraising is vital for Playlist for Life to continue the work we do, so we’re incredibly thankful to all who supported the event and took part on the day.”
Why we fundraise
Corporate fundraising events like our annual golf day are crucial to Playlist for Life’s fundraising efforts and mean we can continue to deliver our mission of ensuring everyone living with dementia in the UK has access to a personalised playlist. More than 20 years of scientific research has highlighted the power of music for conditions such as dementia. Personally meaningful music, which stirs emotions or memories within the listener, is particularly powerful.
If you and your colleagues would like to find out more about hosting a fundraiser in aid of Playlist for Life, please email Paula Bain, Business Manager.