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Charity golf day for New Hope

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Another Curo charity golf day, another great time had by all.

Last week we ran our annual golf day, again in aid of New Hope, Worcester which provides specialist care and facilities for children with disabilities and complex health care needs. The day was held at Bromsgrove Golf Centre and despite a slight shower, the teams battled on and recorded some impressively high scores.

Our ever cheerful and increasingly successful sponsored golf pro Ollie Farr was on hand to give hints and tips and we kept him busy with a ‘Beat the Pro’ competition too. Some of you may have seen Ollie compete this year in his first US Open.


The winning team

The winning team

Winning golfers bagged prizes including a fourball at Edgbaston, a round at Bromsgrove and a game with Ollie, making it a golf day with a difference. Thank you to all who came, played, bought raffle tickets and made the day the success it was.


Curo golf day supporting New Hope Worcester

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

We were delighted to hand over a cheque yesterday to Jean Wilson at New Hope Worcester, following our recent golf day held at Ombersley Golf Club.

Suzanne Blundell and Jean Wilson

Curo’s Suzanne Blundell and New Hope’s Jean Wilson

Businesses from across Worcestershire and beyond supported the event, which comprised a popular 9-hole format followed by dinner and drinks. Those who came for a round included Halls Worcester, Thursfields solicitors, SB Print, SME solicitors, Smith & Williamson, Handelsbanken, HSBC, Prosperity Wealth, Harrisons and Blackstar Sports Management.

Additional funds were raised through a raffle which saw generous prize donations from St Andrew’s Town Hotel, Droitwich, Blackstar Sports Management and Sub Studio Photography amongst others. Ollie Farr, one of our sponsored golf professionals was on hand with short game tips before tee off and faced some fierce competition on the beat the pro event – congratulations to Paul Madden for not only beating the pro but achieving nearest the pin!

It was also great to hear of New Hope’s latest award as the charity was crowned winner in the category ‘Most Outstanding Special Educational Needs Provider’, a win which saw New Hope judged against a large and diverse range of worthy charities throughout the UK.

New Hope is also holding a ball at Worcester Sixways on 20th September – it would be great to see you there!.

Curo Golf Day for New Hope Worcester

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
New Hope, Curo and Ollie Farr

Jean Wilson, New Hope, Julia Whelan, Curo and Ollie Farr

We recently held a charity golf day at Ombersley Golf Club raising funds for New Hope Worcester. This incredible charity provides specialist care for families looking after children with learning disabilities and was set up by Jean Wilson who herself has a disabled child.

One of our sponsored professional golfers, Ollie Farr was on hand with short game tips before tee off, plus being the one to beat on ‘Beat the Pro’. Ollie has just returned from Turkey where he won his first European Challenge Tour competition.

Says Julia Whelan, partner at Curo “We were delighted that so many Worcestershire businesses were able to suport our golf day and thanks to the generosity of all involved, New Hope can now invest in more specialist pay equipment or outings for the children”.

A raffle was also held which included prizes from St Andrews Town Hotel, Droitwich, Ombersley Golf Club, Sub Studio and Blackstar Sports.


Curo sponsoring young golf professionals

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

We’re excited and proud to announce our sponsorship of two hugely talented young golfers, Ollie Farr and Joe Smoothy. Both players are managed by Blackstar Sports Management which also oversees the careers of a number of other rising golf stars, supporting them on the journey from amateur to professional golf.

Says Julia Whelan, Curo’s Head of Tax and keen (amateur!) golfer:

“Whilst far from being great golfers ourselves at Curo, we try to get out on the course when we can and enjoy the camaraderie of a good game. We were aware that Ollie and Joe were looking for sponsorship and saw it as a great opportunity to get on board, especially given they are local to Curo”.

Ollie Farr is based at the Worcester Golf and Country Club and this year his focus is mainly on the EuroPro, Jamega and European Challenge Tours.

The other golfer Curo is sponsoring is Joe Smoothy who turned professional in 2005 and will be playing mainly on the PGA Midland Region and the Jamega Tours and also with designs on the European Challenge Tour.

Says Julia “We look forward to following Ollie and Joe’s careers and hopefully getting a little help with our handicaps in time for some summer golf!”

Pictured are Anna Madden, Joe Smoothy, Ollie Farr and Julia Whelan.