We are pleased to award a £5,300 grant to On Course Foundation to assist wounded veterans’ recovery through golf events and employment in the golf industry.
Our charity often funds sport-related and outdoor activities that help wounded veterans transition to civilian life. On Course Foundation is the only golf-specific military charity in the UK. It runs single-day and residential golf events and activities that enable veterans to recover their self-confidence, develop social contacts and create a sense of achievement. During the twelve years of its existence, the charity has seen first-hand how golf can improve veterans’ mental wellbeing.
Our donation will fund three golf skills and employment events this summer in Yorkshire and North East England. Attendees will be able to talk to specialist staff about employment opportunities in the golf industry.
Alistair McKay Forbes, Managing Director at On Course Foundation, said:
“We are delighted to receive this grant from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which will allow us to continue to deliver our programme of confidence-building events in Yorkshire and North East England. We have made great progress in these regions in recent years, and we look forward to supporting current and new beneficiaries in 2022.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:
“Army veterans and outdoors sports such as golf are a natural mix. On Course Foundation does fantastic work helping veterans on the road to recovery. We were only too happy to support its golf events planned for this summer.”
On Course Foundation was originally launched in 2010 at the Royal Household Golf Club, Windsor Castle. More information is available here: http://www.oncoursefoundation.com/what-we-do