History of event – 18 years and counting!

The inaugural ACI UK Annual Charity Golf Day (in association with ACI Ireland) took place in 1998.   Since that time players, sponsors and supporters have collectively raised c.£1m and funded the purchase of 54 Sunshine Coaches for schools and organisations supporting disadvantaged and disabled children in and around greater London.

ACI UK has, to date, funded the purchase of around 10 per cent of all Sunshine Coaches that have been donated to deserving causes by Variety – the Children’s Charity.   Funds raised from the Golf Day also enable us to support other Variety events through the year including an annual Big Top Christmas Party for some 600 Children.

We are very proud of our association with Variety and of our – your – contribution to its continuing success as a leading children’s charity in the UK.   We recognise that none of this would have been possible without the generosity and support of our members, for which we are truly grateful.

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Players, supporters, ACI Committee Members and Variety ambassadors join the staff and students of Sherwood Park School in Surrey for the presentation of their new Sunshine Coach in 2016.

How you can support the ACI UK Charity Golf Day

Enter a team

Enter a team (four-ball) and invite your clients along to play! We aim to field 22 teams (max) to keep the competition manageable and ensure all finish in time for lunch and other activities, including the presentation of the Coach to the nominated school.

Team fee (£1600 in 2016) covers all costs on the day – green fees, buggies, 3-course lunch, refreshments etc.

Sponsor the event

Sponsorship is available across a wide range of activities on the day – breakfast, buggies, on-course signage, refreshments buggy, post-match refreshments, holes-in-one, nearest the pin, longest drive etc.  Or become an overall event sponsor – talk to us about Platinum, Gold and Silver options.

Donate an auction item and/or raffle prize

These can range from mini-breaks or day games at prestigious golf clubs to bespoke tailoring and made to order celebration cakes.  All proceeds from the auction go directly to funding the donation of a new, custom Variety Sunshine Coach to a deserving school or organisation. Raffle prizes have previously included IPads and Kindles, fine wines and Champagnes, dining out experiences and so on.

If you or your firm can donate anything to this great event and cause, we will be enormously grateful.  After costs, every penny contributed through sponsorship – and raised on the day – goes directly to the purchase of Sunshine Coaches.

Donate giveaways for golfers’ goody bags

We welcome any giveaways you may have that can go into the goody bags we give to every golfer e.g. golf balls, tees, notebooks, pens, chargers, mints…

Join the ACI UK Charity Golf Day Committee

This event is only made possible by the time and effort given voluntarily by the ACI UK Golf Committee.  It requires a considerable amount of planning and action to deliver an event of this standard and we are always looking for new and enthusiastic helpers to join us.  If you are interested and can commit time and energy to supporting this event, please get in touch.

TO DISCUSS ANY ASPECT OF THE ACI UK ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF DAY,  CONTACT events@aci-uk.com

With thanks to our teams, sponsors and supporters (2016):

Abide Financial, ADS Securities (London), Barracuda FX, BATS Hotspot, Caplin, CLS, CME Group, Curex Group, Deutsche Borse, EC1 Partners, Equinix, Fastmatch, Fielding & Nicholson, Flextrade, IHT Markit, LCH Clearnet, Liquidity Edge, ParFX, Solid FX, Sucden, Taylor Allison Golf, The Buckinghamshire Club, Thomson Reuters, Traiana