CHIPS CONFIRM SEPTEMBER DATE FOR FLAGSHIP CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
CHIPs, the gaming industry charity that’s raised over £2m to fund a total of 535 bespoke powered wheel chairs for children with severe mobility issues, has confirmed that its flagship charity golf tournament will once again be held at the prestigious Woburn Golf Club on Tuesday 3rd September. The CHIPS Charity Golf day, which attracts teams and sponsors drawn from across the gambling landscape, represents the charity’s main fund raising event on the calendar and has become a focal point for members of the industry and their guests who want to combine a day’s golf in the Buckinghamshire countryside with fundraising for a great cause.
Linda Lindsay, who co-founded the charity in 2001, believes the golf tournament is synonymous not just with CHIPs but also with the spirit of the industry. She said: “Golf is a passion for many people working in the gambling sector and I believe there’s no better industry wide tournament to be part of than the CHIPS Charity Golf Day. The idea to launch a charity that represented the caring and compassionate face of the industry and whose mission was to help those in the community who were less fortunate, was first raised at a golf tournament and it’s totally fitting that golf continues to drive our fundraising. September’s golf day, which will be our 17th annual event, provides the bedrock of our funding which is enhanced by the fantastic contributions made by the people working for and behind many of gambling’s best known brands.”
She added: “Having attended the overwhelming majority of the 500+ chair presentations I know that CHIPS chairs really do transform the lives of the children who use them and also for their families. Our pledge is a simple one, and that is to help as many of those families for whom the NHS cannot or will not help as our funds will allow. I hope to welcome as many members of the industry as possible – golfers and non-golfers – to what I hope will be a sunny Woburn Golf Club.”