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Rapierstar supporting GM Fundraising with a warm-up golf day at Astbury Golf Club.

Rapierstar has continued its support for GM Fundraising and their programme of activities to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices by hosting a golf day for those set to take part in the charity’s major fundraising golf event in 2023.

Sixteen golfers were hosted by Rapierstar, representing businesses from all areas of the window and door industry, in a one-day practice session in glorious sunshine at the impressive Astbury Golf Club in South Cheshire.

Taking the honours on the day was Team 1, with Russell Yates of Alufold Direct, David Stockwell of Business Micros, Joe Hague of Window Machinery and Rapierstar’s Kev Jennings showing the rest of the field how it is done.

Nearest the flag was Jon Randles, Head of Procurement & Supply Chain Management at GAP and David Stockwell of Business Micros took the prize for the longest drive.

In addition to being both a valuable practice and fundraising session, the day was also an opportunity for the four teams of golfers to help celebrate Rapierstar’s 30th year in business, with a number of the players having long-standing relationships with the company. The day rounded off with dinner at nearby Alderley Edge, which gave everyone involved a well-deserved opportunity to network, catch-up and unwind.

Many of those who played at Astbury will participate in GM Fundraising’s Ryder Cup style challenge in Quinta do Lago, Portugal next year, the GMF Cup. This gives keen amateur golfers in the fenestration sector an opportunity to take part in a competition that closely replicates the famous battle between the USA and Europe, while at the same time raising vital funds for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

The last GMF Cup in 2021 raised over £41,000 for the charity and GM Fundraising is hoping for even more next year.

GM Fundraising Chairman Gary Morton, said:

“A big thank you to the Rapierstar Team for putting on another great event. The sun shone for us all day, everybody really enjoyed their golf and GM Fundraising received much appreciated donations from many of the participants.”

Rapierstar Managing Director, David Furness, added:

“Thank you to everyone who was able to join us and took part in what was a fantastic day of golf. We are delighted that we can continue to support GM Fundraising in this way, and I look forward to supporting Gary and the organisation further by taking part in the GMF Cup next year”.

“Astbury golf course gets better every time we play it, with the clubhouse and facilities of the very highest standard around. The greens were outstanding which were made even better by the perfect weather conditions, helping to make our day an excellent part of the preparation for next year.”

GM Fundraising supports Hope House Children’s Hospices whose mission is to ensure that no one should face the death of a child alone. It costs £6.5 million every year to run its services and 86% of this is spent on care.

Over 95% of Hope House’s annual costs are met through charitable donations and GM Fundraising is its largest single donor. Since it was established in 1995, GM Fundraising has raised over £2 million for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

To support GM Fundraising and the work of Hope House Children’s Hospices, visit

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