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Rapierstar charity golf day for GM Fundraising

Sixteen keen golfers from across the window industry gathered in the beautiful Cheshire countryside recently to compete in Rapierstar’s annual charity golf day and raise money for GM Fundraising. The “pre GMF Cup” event at the renowned Astbury Golf Club was organised by Rapierstar’s managing director David Furness and his colleagues as part of the company’s continued support for the charity, which works tirelessly to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

Four teams of four took part involving some of the industry’s most familiar faces in a competitive battle which saw some moments of brilliance, and others that may be best forgotten! The hard-fought competition took players along Astbury’s sweeping tree lined fairways and the historic Macclesfield canal, with the rainy conditions making the course more challenging than usual.

The ultimate honours went to winning “Team Nigel” formed of Dave Jones, former Veka MD, Nigel Hutchinson MD at Ingenious Locks and Hardware, Mark Westbrook MD at Frame Express and Dean Hodges, BM Aluminium’s MD.

David Stockwell, Head of Installations at Business Micros, won the prize for the longest drive and taking the prize for ‘nearest the hole’ was Chris Powell, MD of CWG.

The Astbury golf day is a regular fixture in the Rapierstar calendar as it also provides a useful practice session for golfers taking part in GM Fundraising’s Ryder Cup style challenge, the GMF Cup. This important fundraising event, which is held at Quinta do Lago, Portugal in September, will also be supported by Rapierstar.

Rapierstar Managing Director, David Furness, said:

“Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to take part in our golf day – thankfully the rain wasn’t enough to spoil what was a fantastic day and excellent preparation for the GMF Cup.

“We saw plenty of the competitive spirit that always makes this annual challenge at Astbury a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and I’m sure we’ll see again from those going on to play at Quinta do Lago. We’re delighted to support GM Fundraising in this way and wish all those taking part in the GMF Cup the very best of luck.”

GM Fundraising’s GMF Cup and its other events support Hope House Children’s Hospices. This organisation works to ensure that no one should face the death of a child alone, but it can only provide its services through donations – in fact, more than 95% of Hope House’s annual costs are met through charitable donations and GM Fundraising is its largest single donor.

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

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