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Boundary Lakes – beat the pro, longest drive plus more, supporting local charity & causes.

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The Fight For Lives Sports Day, 28th July 2017 at the Boundary Lakes Hilton Ageas Bowl is lined up for the opening of the all new golf course. The first annual event to offer individuals the opportunity to play in a four ball fundraising tournament with a £10,000 hole in one competition and many other bonus  prizes such as beat the pro, longest drive and even the loudest shirt.

Following on we invite the players and guests to the ball room for a presentation, classic British dining, live music, charity fundraising auction and bouts of local charity boxing to complete an action packed day.

Sponsorship Exposure – We are delighted to confirm The Daily Echo as our official newspaper partner. With continued support in the form of news, updates, and anecdotes, both in the paper and online.

The Echo has over 49,000 readers daily and 1.2 Million unique visitors to their website per month, these figures demonstrate that we are sure to offer you and your brand a very high level of exposure, associating you with a well respected, credible cause and event.

In addition, www.fightforlives.co.uk will blog updates including videos and pictures as well as promotions, followed by social media and email campaigns to the wider audience, several viral marketing campaigns are also planned to coincide with the event.

Fight For Lives supports a number of charities but for this particular golf – boxing event we will be looking to raise funds and exposure for the Greg Gilbert Cancer Campaign and Southampton Hospital Charity. Both are great local causes with close links to our events.

Greg Gilbert is known to many as the singer and guitarist of the band Delays and as an artist. To me, he is my fiancée, my joint adventurer through life but most importantly, the daddy to our two baby girls Dali (3) and Bay (1). He has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer that has spread to his lungs and to our horror has been told that the NHS is limited in what they can do to save him, so we need to look further afield. To support Greg

Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity

Southampton Children’s Hospital Charity is part of Southampton Hospital Charity, raising funds for child health services within our hospital.

Southampton Children’s Hospital has some of the highest quality children’s services in the UK, the best outcomes and is one of only four hospitals in the UK capable of providing all hyper-acute children’s services on one site.

This major centre for specialist paediatric services in the south of England provides acute specialist care not only within our local community in Southampton but also to nine different counties, stretching from Devon to West Sussex, Oxfordshire to The Channel Islands. To find out more

Give 4 Greg Childrens Art Competition

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We are inviting children from local schools and surrounding areas to express themselves through the medium of art in support of local artist and musician, Greg Gilbert, with his campaign to help secure life saving treatment against bowel cancer.

We would love for you to create a piece of art in any media of your choice based upon one or all of the themes listed below. Please submit your entry to – giveforgreg@gmail.com by 21st May 2017.
Age Categories:
5-11 Years
12-16 Years
Themes :
Football – Fight4Lives Cup at St Mary’s Stadium
Music – Greg is the lead singer of the Delays
Strength – Create a piece to show the strength of Greg and other sufferers in their battle against cancer.
Closing date: Sunday 21st May 2017
Greg will judge all entries personally and the top ten will be sent to the public vote via the Daily Echo, closing date 31st May.
The overall winner from both categories will receive their work framed and signed by Greg and printed in the Echo.

Aw a successful artist, Greg says; “My earliest memory is of drawing and art has remained a constant source of pleasure and solace throughout my life. Even now going through chemotherapy, it is proving to be a great comfort and helps me to articulate many complex and overwhelming emotions”
Greg has shown his work at the Royal Academy, Royal College of Art, London Science Museum, Pallant House and currently has a solo exhibit at Southampton City Gallery.
An example of Greg’s fine art is displayed above, to see more and get inspiration for your entry, Visit Gregs website here Greg Gilbert

A fundraising friendly football tournament will be held at St Mary’s stadium 14:00 – 17:00 26th May 2017.
This will be Followed by an evening of entertainment at The Grand Cafe 19:00 – 02:00
St Marys Stadium Admission – Adults £2 donation at the gate, children are free.

To support greg Donate here

Tickets here for the evening fundraising at The Grand Cafe

Football fundraiser at St Mary’s Stadium and after party at Southampton’s Grand Cafe to raise vital funds for Delays’ Greg Gilbert

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On May 26, the Grand Cafe, in Terminus Terrace, we will be hosting a fundraising event where there will be entertainment, food and auctions.
The items being auctioned include a two-night hotel stay, two flights to the Isle of Wight, a champagne and canapé cruise as well as other luxury items.

The event will follow a football fundraiser which will take place earlier that day at St Mary’s stadium.
The mini tournament will feature four teams and a total of 60 players are set to take part. It kicks off at 2pm and finishes at 5.30pm.

Event organisers Fight For Lives are encouraging Hampshire residents to come to the tournament.
Attendees can purchase tickets on the gate for a minimum donation of £2 and children can watch the game for free.

We are always committed to support a cause or charity based in the area to every year at this event.
A fundamental part of our business is to support local causes and charities along with providing memorable experiences for those who participate in our events.
“We are committed to supporting Greg and his family not only at St Mary’s Stadium but also at other events throughout the year to help them achieve their fundraising target, further reinforcing our motto, ‘Stronger Together’.”

All the money raised from the day will go towards the father-of-two’s fundraising target of £250,000 – which will be used to pay for an alternative treatment that is not available on the NHS and maybe his only chance to see his two daughters Dali and Bay grow up.

Tickets can be bought here.

The Daily Echo Article

Fundraisers reach £1million milestone

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It was great to attend the first milestone meeting and catching up with Master Chef winner Shelina.
Fight For Lives will will be supporting this great cause at our next charity boxing event – The hilton Ageas Bowl 28th July 2017 click here to find out more.

Patients, staff and fundraisers have reached the £1 million mark in the campaign to create a new children’s emergency and trauma department at Southampton Children’s Hospital.
Clinicians at the Southampton Childrens HospitalThe £4.8 million project will see the development of a state-of-the-art eight-bed observation area, 11 glass-fronted and sound proof cubicles and on-hand x-ray facilities.
It will also include the creation of a reception, triage and waiting area for young patients, access to resuscitation facilities via a new link corridor, a nurse practitioner room and will incorporate the children’s assessment unit.
The new facility will be spread across more than 1,390m² and is expected to see more than 30,000 youngsters every year from across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, Channel Islands and Oxfordshire.
To fund the project, Southampton Hospital Charity has partnered with The Murray Parish Trust (TMPT), a charity formed by actress Sarah Parish and her actor husband James Murray in memory of their late daughter Ella-Jayne, to raise £2 million.

Emergency staff with Southampton Hospital Charity and The Murray Parish Trust
To celebrate the achievement and thank supporters, the charities will lead an event in the shell of the new children’s emergency and trauma department this morning (Thursday) alongside campaign supporters including patients, clinicians and MPs.

Meanwhile, Southampton Hospital Charity is looking to recruit a community of 100 individuals or groups – the #CEDT100Club – that can each commit to raising £10,000 for the campaign.
For more information, visit http://www.southamptonhospitalcharity.org/appeals or www.themurrayparishtrust.com.

Play a four ball at Boundary Lakes followed by an evening of entertainment at The Hilton Ageas – Fundraising for Greg Gilbert 27.7.17

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We invite you to play at the all new championship golf course at Boundary Lakes Ageas Bowl. Join a four a ball or bring one along for 18 holes, 69 par, 5818 yards of Parkland with lakes.

Boundary Lakes is a beautiful par 69 parkland, featuring 4 major lakes. The course will test golfers of all abilities, with undulations running from the fairways to the greens. Course management is vital throughout all 18 holes. The 2nd is a particular highlight: a short par 3 with a narrow green protected by a lake, designed with inspiration from the 12th at Augusta.

Rules:
Best two stableford scores from each hole,
Competitions:
Beat the pro cash prize on a par 3 – £10 to enter.
Nearest the pin on a par 3 prize.
Longest drive on a par 5 prize.
Hole in one special prize on the 18th.

Followed by a presentation and evening entertainment with a guest speaker in The Hilton Ageas Ball Room from 19:00 – 10:00. Inclusive of fine indian cuisine with a drinks reception, Silent / live auctions, live band and a DJ to party the night away.

We are committed to supporting Greg Gilbert with his fight with cancer and will be fund-raising at the evening event for his cause, our motto is “Stronger Together”. Read Gregs story here

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