The Keith Duffy Foundation Annual Golf Classic took place on Saturday, September 10th 2016 at Roganstown Hotel and Country Club in Swords, Dublin.
Many high profile names came on the day to play golf and raise funds for this year’s chosen charities including Keith Duffy, Brian Ormond, Brian McFadden, Shane Byrne and George McMahon.
The Keith Duffy Foundation was established in 2015, with the aim of providing support and financial assistance to the foundation’s chosen charities across the country. Keith has been using his experience and contacts, garnered through his 14 years as patron of Irish Autism Action to achieve the goals of the charity.
The Golf Classic is a fundraiser in aid of the three charities close to Keith’s heart – Cliona’s Foundation, The Hub and Fighting Blindness.
The Hub support person-cantered day activities services in the Dublin area for individuals with autism, intellectual disability, and / or complex needs.
Lucy Owens (Drogheda Abacus School) and Andrew Nolan (service user father) said:
“On behalf of everyone at the Hub and Praxis Care who run the Hub so well for all the participants and Autism Support Louth and Meath we would like to thank Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa and everyone at the Keith Duffy Foundation for the fabulous golf classic they ran in Roganstown to raise funds for Praxis Care, The Hub, Drogheda, Fighting Blindness and Cliona’s Foundation.
The weather was favourable all day so the golf was brilliant with Brian McFadden’s team being the overall winners and then to top that they very kindly donated their winners prizes of 4 ipads back to be auctioned for the three charities.
After the golf there was a lovely drinks reception with food served afterwards followed by the prize giving, auction and raffle. Keith met Kevin Nolan who attends the Hub and had a lovely chat and a few photos.
Music was provided by Mickey Jo Harte who was fantastic as always and there were many surprise guests on the stage to help with the entertainment.
Overall a great day and evening had by all raising funds and awareness for three great causes.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Keith Duffy Foundation Golf Classic.”
Notes to Editors
To organise an interview with service users or to request further information on the work of Praxis Care, contact Paul Collins Assistant Director Fundraising & PR 00 44 28 90 234 555 / 00 44 77 121 89675
The Hub was established in 2013 by Praxis Care, Autism Louth Meath and Louth HSE to provide an individualised service for adults with Autism, Intellectual disability and/or complex needs. The Hub is a community-based service which works in a person-centred way to enable each individual to become part of their community.
Each person is also supported to work on individual programmes which encourage them to develop a range of social, domestic, personal and other life skills which they can then transfer into community life to enable them to acquire social roles which are meaningful for them
Praxis Care is a charity empowering adults and children with mental ill health, learning disability, or acquired brain injury to enjoy everyday living, irrespective of the complexity of their needs.
Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for nearly 1,500 people in 80 separate locations. Services are provided across Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.