NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup
The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup is coming to the Mountain View Golf Club this Saturday, 08 April, where eager golfers will tee off to compete for the chance to play for the trophy.
Two-year sponsorship deal
Specsavers has just announced a partnership with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, which will include a two-year sponsorship deal and fundraising of at least €30,000.
Specsavers’ Kilkenny is encouraging locals to get behind the worthwhile cause and will be supporting the event on Saturday 08 April. For only €7.50 per person or €15 per team, you can compete at Mountain View Golf Club, Kilkenny this weekend for a chance to play in the final of the Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup, at the home of golf in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Speaking about Specsavers partnership with the NCBI, Specsavers store director Michelle Carew said: ‘We are proud to support the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, which is the perfect partner for Specsavers. There are currently over 51,000 people in Ireland living with blindness and vision impairment and this figure is rising.
'As many as 75% of all cases are preventable so we are joining forces with NCBI to help educate people about the importance of regular eye tests. I would encourage golfers of all levels across the country to swing into action and participate in the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup to raise awareness, raise vital funds and have some fun.’
The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup will see GUI-affiliated golf courses across the country hold a qualifying tournament, the winners of which will qualify for the county final and compete for a place at the provincial tournament. The four provincial winners will then play at the final, which is hosted at the world-renowned St Andrew’s Links in Scotland.
Charity golf competition
CEO of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland Chris White added: ‘The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup is Ireland’s longest running charity golf competition and is 85 years old this year. We are delighted to have Specsavers on board as a charity partner for the next two years. Both of our organisations have such a wide reach throughout Ireland.
'That really allows us to focus on our shared priorities, which are the prevention of sight loss and the importance of early detection of through education and awareness of eye health.’
Sight loss and vision impairment
The National Council for the Blind Ireland is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that provides a variety of services to enable the rising number of people living with sight loss and vision impairment to overcome the barriers that impede their independence and participation in society.
Services include emotional support to the individual experiencing loss of vision and to their families, advice and information on all aspects of vision loss as well as practical support and solutions to the challenges encountered.
Specsavers Kilkenny is strongly encouraging locals to get involved this weekend and to help the worthwhile cause.
To sign up to the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup please call (01) 882 1939 or visit www.ncbiholmpatrickcup.com.
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