Golfers raise £1,500 for South Wales Armed Forces Day

Golfers in Cardiff helped raise £1,500 for South Wales Armed Forces Day during a golf tournament, which we sponsored, last Tuesday (June 23, 2015).

Eighty-eight people took part in the Armed Forces Day Golf Tournament at Cottrell Park Golf Club in St Nicholas.

Gareth Howells, our General Manager of Wessex Garages on Hadfield Road, said: “We would like to thank everyone who came along to the 5th annual tournament and helped raise £1,500 for South Wales Armed Forces Day, which takes place in Cardiff on Saturday, June 27.

“The event was a four person scramble format and cost £25 per person to enter. We would like to congratulate the winning team, which was The Scottish Gunners from Tidworth, second place was '300 Yards or More' a mixed team from Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) and civilian friends and third was our own Wessex Garages' team.

“Also well done to Joe Crossley from 19 Regiment Royal Artillery REME, the Scots Gunners based at Tidworth, for his hole in one at hole eight."

The aim of Armed Forces Day South Wales is to raise awareness of the contribution made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

It also gives people an opportunity to show their support to the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, from currently serving personnel, to service families, veterans and cadets.

South Wales Armed Forces Day will be held in both Cardiff Castle and Coopers Field, Bute Park, Cardiff on Saturday, June 27.

The day will start at 11am with a parade through Cardiff City centre from and back to the castle. A Drum Head service will follow in the Castle grounds. From 1.30pm onwards there will be entertainment including Military bands, re-enactments, the Cadet Field Gun Run and much more. For more information, please visit www.afdsouthwales.org.

Gareth added: “We are always keen to help local businesses, charities and organisations within our community. The Armed Forces Day Golf Tournament is a great event and we are pleased that we have been able to lend our support once again."

We currently offer military personnel up to 22% off new Nissan vehicles. For more information, please call our dealership on Hadfield Road on 02921 677 627.

Photograph caption one: (From left to right) Anthony Hayward and Dave Bartlett with sappers from the Royal Monmouthshire, Royal Engineers (Militia) from The Castle, Monmouth, Howard Tucker and Geoff Banham. They formed a mixed service and civilian team for the tournament.

Photograph caption two: (Right) Joe Crossley from 19 Regiment Royal Artillery REME, the Scots Gunners based at Tidworth, receiving his prize for the hole in one at hole eight from Colonel Phil Hubbard, Committee Chair of the Armed Forces Day Committee.

Photograph caption three: (Second from left) Matt Jones, Digital Sales Executive from Wessex Garages on Hadfield Road with the Royal Welsh team in the competition (from left to right) Clive Morgan, Gary O’Brien, Steve Regan and Rob Williams, who all come from Merthyr Tydfil.

Photograph caption four: (From left to right) Richard Hughes from Kia Finance, Murray Jesmaine from Kia UK, Keith Brock, Managing Director of Wessex Garages and David Rogers from Bristol, took part in the Armed Forces Day Golf Tournament.