Beacon Receives Support As Part Of Irwin Mitchell’s Campaign To Promote Disability Sport
Black Country charity Beacon has received a funding boost ahead of a pan disability golf tournament. The Beacon Butler Cup, which will be held on 22 September, aims to promote inclusivity in sport and was recently given a cash boost by Irwin Mitchell.
The Birmingham office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell has provided a £500 grant as part of its Don’t Quit Do It campaign, which seeks to promote the benefits of disability sports and is supported by multiple gold-medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft MBE.
Beacon, one of the leading sight loss charities in the West Midlands, will use the money to help train budding golf players living with various disabilities during the Ryder Cup style tournament. There will also be a presentation and evening dinner event which will further help raise vital funds for future support.
Charities, individuals and groups involved in inclusive sports are eligible to apply for money from the Irwin Mitchell fund to help with disability sports. The programme has already donated £50,000 to projects across the UK.
Set to be held at The Mark Butler Golf Academy Sedgley, the Ryder Cup-style event has been created to help visually impaired and other people with disabilities gain access to golf.
Expert Opinion“At Irwin Mitchell, we believe in building strong links within the communities in which we work and supporting good local causes.
“Beacon does incredible work across the West Midlands and its Beacon Butler helps make golf accessible to a number of people who simply would not be able to play otherwise. We are very proud to lend our support to the tournament and look forward to watching the action on the day.” Eleanor Giblin - Solicitor
Mark Butler, Director of the Mark Butler Golfing Academy, said: “Our annual pan disability golf day is a great social event and always proves popular. This year will mark our third tournament. We are really thankful to Irwin Mitchell for its generosity. The money will make a real difference in helping those living with a disability take up golf and provide specialised training.”
Beacon is a well-established West Midlands charity which was founded in the Black Country and has since expanded. The charity makes a visible difference to people living with sight loss and helps raise awareness of the importance of eye health.
Read more about Irwin Mitchell's Don't Quit Do It campaign.