THE PINMAR CHARITIES
THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED IN THE 29TH PINMAR GOLF FOR YOUR FANTASTIC SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION
The 2017 event had 344 players and collectively all of you, along with your friends and guests and our wonderful sponsors and hard-working volunteers, raised a magnificent figure of €101,315 for the Pinmar Golf Charity Fund which smashed our record and takes our total over our 29 years to €944,415. This tee's us up perfectly to break through the one million euro mark at the next tournament - our special 30th year celebration.
The hire of buggies, golf clubs and trolleys, along with the bars on the course and on the terrace and the lunch in the clubhouse, helped to raise nearly €30k over the two days. The brilliant volunteers selling raffle tickets over all three days raised a very impressive €22,098. Huge thanks to you all for buying so many tickets and also to everyone who bid so generously in the silent auction (organised as usual by James Marsden of Impulse Decisions) and the live auction (with prizes generously donated by Voly, Rolling Stock, Priva, Superyacht Supplies and personal prizes from Paul Lawrie & Kirsty Gallacher). Special thanks to Alan Dale of Burgess and the International Yacht Brokers Charity Golfers Association who very kindly donated a total of €1,500 to our fund.
As always the funds will be shared across a wide range of causes both here and abroad including: Joves Navegants, Fundación Handisports, OK Prosthetics, Tyume Valley Schools, Sail 4 Cancer and Serve-on. We are commited to the relief effort in the Caribbean following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and marine conservation projects - without which the superyacht industry has no future.
The winners of the 2016 event Zenobia, who won the right to nominate the beneficiaries of half of this year's fund, have handpicked The Saïd Foundation which seeks to improve the life chances of young people through education and care, independent medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières, Liverpool-based homeless and housing charity The Whitechapel Centre and the Shambhala Foundation which helps vulnerable young people in Mallorca.
So thank you again to all our golfers, guests, organizers and volunteers for your continued support and generosity and to all our Birdie, Eagle, Albatross and Condor sponsors without whom the Pinmar Golf would simply not exist.
The Saïd Foundation
The Saïd Foundation seeks to improve the life chances of children and young people by providing them with opportunities to receive good education and care.
The Foundation aims to create a lasting legacy by enabling young people to fulfil their potential, whether by achieving positions of leadership in their future professional fields or by overcoming disadvantages such as disability, through opportunities for learning, skills development and community-based care that will have a beneficial impact on their own lives and on the wider community.
The Foundation focuses in particular on the countries of Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and the United Kingdom. The Foundation is a non-political and non-sectarian organisation. Our partners include non-governmental organisations, educational institutions, other charities, government ministries and individuals.
Medecins sans frontieres
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF was founded in Paris, France in 1971. Its principles are described in the organisation's founding charter. It is a non-profit, self-governed organisation.
Today, MSF is a worldwide movement of 21 sections, 24 associations and various other offices. They are bound together by MSF International, based in Geneva, Switzerland, which provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement. Thousands of health professionals, logistical and administrative staff – most of whom are hired locally – work on programmes in 71 countries worldwide.
The Whitechapel Centre was started in 1975 to meet the needs of homeless people in Liverpool. This is still our main aim and we are committed to it, but we have learnt a lot since then, we are facing new challenges and we are continually adapting.
We believe it is essential to empower and enable people to live independently. We work with some of the most vulnerable, isolated and lonely people in our community. Our daily activity sessions build confidence, skills and capability. Our support workers prepare clients to take on a tenancy, deal with health issues or addictions, develop budgeting skills and move into suitable, good quality homes.
The Shambhala Foundation was created to address the plight endured by a significant number of youths who find themselves on the wrong path due to adverse circumstances. It was created not only out of a sense of humanitarian responsibility and compassion to help the vulnerable, but also in recognition that their actions and behavior impact all who live around them.
The Shambhala Foundation seeks to protect, assist and promote the vulnerable youths of Mallorca who lack education, security and opportunity. The Foundation will enable them to achieve their full physical, emotional, intellectual and social potential with four integrated programmes; Education, Martial Arts & fitness, Mentoring and Community services
THE PINMAR GOLF -
|YEAR||GOLF COURSE||PRIZE-GIVING||MONEY RAISED|
|1990||Bendinat||Cowboy Town||NOT RECORDED|
|1991||Son Vida||Cowboy Town||NOT RECORDED|
|1992||Son Vida||Son Gual||NOT RECORDED|
|1993||Santa Ponsa||Son Termens||NOT RECORDED|
|1994||Santa Ponsa||Son Gual||NOT RECORDED|
|1995||Poniente||Casino - Sala||6.000€|
|1996||Poniente||Casino - Sala||4.000€|
|1997||Son Vida||Casino - Sala||6.200€|
|1998||Poniente||Casino - Show||6.200€|
|1999||Poniente||Casino - Show||6.000€|
|2000||Poniente||Casino - Show||10.250€|
|2001||Poniente||Casino - Show||13.250€|
|2002||Poniente||Pirates - Show||20.000€|
|2003||Poniente||Pirates - Show||27.600€|
|2004||Son Antem||Es Foguero||45.000€|
|2005||Son Antem||Es Foguero||34.200€|
|2006||Son Antem||Es Foguero||50.000€|
|2007||Son Antem||Es Foguero||50.000€|
|2008||Son Quint||Es Foguero||55.000€|
|2009||Son Quint||CFWM - Show||38.000€|
|2010||Son Gual||CFWM - Show||46.000€|
|2011||Son Gual||CFWM - Show||67.000€|
|2012||Son Gual||CFWM - Show||72.000€|
|2013||Son Gual||Son Termens||80.000€|
|2014||Son Gual||Pueblo Español||60.000€|
|2015||Son Gual||Pueblo Español||65.000€|
|2016||Son Gual||Pueblo Español||81.000€|
|2017||Son Gual||Son Amar||101.315€|
|Thank you all for your continued support!|
Dear Nick, Peter and Team,
We want to say a very big thank you for your ongoing support, it means so much to us. With the support we have had through the Pinmar Golf Charity Fund over the past few years we have been able to help 13 families to have a break from the nightmare of cancer.
The donation from last year’s event was used for our Young Carers Respite Project and enabled us to provide breaks for three carers and their families. These youngsters sacrifice so much for the sake of their families and we were able to give them the opportunity to be carefree for a while. It was only possible because of your support.
The link with the Pinmar Golf is very important to us, not only for the very generous donations but also because we have met many wonderful people who work in this industry who have supported us in other ways. In fact many of them will be there again this year and probably at the Ball. This industry is full of warm hearted, generous and lovely people and we feel so lucky to have your support.
I thought I would share the feedback from one of the families you helped this year;
“Life can be very difficult living with cancer and I have been living with it for the past 14 years. The cancer has taken a toll on us all. The last year has been particularly tough but my daughter just gets on with it without complaining. Getting away from it all gave us the breather we all needed. We had the most amazing holiday and definitely feel more relaxed, refreshed and a happier family that has some great memories of a wonderful week. Thank you so much to all your supporters!”
Lizette van Niekerk
Sail 4 Cancer
Dear All at Pinmar,
It was with such joy that I received the phone call this morning, notifying us that Shambhala would be benefitting from the incredible work you all do in your annual golf tournament.
To hear from Nick Entwisle that the winners of the Pinmar Golf event, MY Zenobia, had included Shambhala in their allocation of charity funds, well that was just incredibly unexpected and massively appreciated. From all of us at Shambhala and especially the youths whose lives are so massively impacted, THANK YOU ZENOBIA for remembering us, for including us and for believing in us to make us one of your allocated charities.
Every year I actually pinch myself with the magic that has become Shambhala, I look at the youths who come to us for help and I watch them as they leave and enter employment, their lives irreversibly changed.
This year we opened up our doors to two young Syrian refugees, you can’t even imagine their hardship and how desperate they were to find support, and we increased our numbers from 20 to 25. Next year we will with any luck open up our first Shambhala centre so that we can help so many more youths and not limit our numbers.
When we open our Youth Centre there will be a little plaque specially reserved for Pinmar because we couldn’t have done this without your endless support. To the winners a special thank you and I hope one day you will visit our Shambhala Centre and feel great pride that you were part of this!
Thank you, all of you, so much.