Rockmount Charity Golf Classic to support homeless projects

Launching the HOPE03 Golf Classic which takes place at Rockmount on Friday 6th June 2014 are (back row) Paul Banford, Captain, Peter O'Hara, Chair HOPE03 and Janet Douds, Lady Captain, (front row) Danny McQuillan, Extern and Michael Killen, Welcome Organisation.

Launching the HOPE03 Golf Classic which takes place at Rockmount on Friday 6th June 2014 are (back row) Paul Banford, Captain, Peter O’Hara, Chair HOPE03 and Janet Douds, Lady Captain, (front row) Danny McQuillan, Extern and Michael Killen, Welcome Organisation.

HOPE03 (Help Overcome Poverty Everywhere), a Carryduff based charity are holding a Golf Classic at Rockmount Golf Club on Friday 6th June 2014.
Peter O’Hara, Chair of HOPE03 stated; “all proceeds from this tournament will be divided between the Welcome Organisation and Extern’s Ormeau Centre, both based in Belfast. Like all charities in these days of economic hardship, funds are not easy to obtain and we are pleased to donate proceeds from the Golf Classic to both these organisations.”
The Welcome Organisation is a Registered Charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and rough sleeping. They do this by giving practical support, advice, information and access to a range of health and well being services to people living in the city. They aim to bring a little dignity and warmth to lives that do not have the ‘luxury’ of a home.
Extern’s Ormeau Centre, located in Belfast City Centre, provides temporary accommodation to people aged 18+ who are homeless. They work with people to address issues that have led to their homelessness ranging from affordability of accommodation through to therapeutic interventions for those with more complex needs.
Residents are supported to access benefits, address health and wellbeing issues, access local community based services, identify training and employment opportunities and find permanent accommodation.
Michael Killen from the Welcome Organisation also added; “At the Welcome Organisation we open our doors 14 hours every day of the year to support people make the journey out of homelessness.

“As we see more and more people turn to us in these hard times, without the goodwill and support of groups like HOPE03, it would be impossible for us to continue our work to alleviate the trauma of homelessness.”

Danny McQuillan, Director of Safer Communities and Homelessness at Extern stated; “Extern believes that everyone can make a positive contribution to society and we are delighted that HOPE03 have chosen to support this vision and the work of Extern. We have been providing support to people affected by homelessness for over 30 years and with HOPE03’s support we will be able to enrich the lives and provide additional support to the most vulnerable in our society.”
There will be fabulous prizes on the day and there will also be a £2,000 cash prize for every golfer who scores a Hole-in-One at the 125 yard 9th Hole.

The format of the event is two ball better ball and entry fee including a meal is £50 per golfer.
For application forms to enter the Golf Classic, please contact Peter O’Hara Tel: 07778570892 or email poharaphoto@gmail.com or alternatively contact Frank McCourt Tel: 07825 261867 or email: frank.mccourt@fandmmortgageco.com

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