THE PINMAR CHARITY FUND
THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED IN OUR GRAND FINALE PINMAR GOLF FOR YOUR FANTASTIC SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION, OVER €1MILLION RAISED IN TOTAL!
The 2019 event had 324 golfers and collectively over 800 attendees across the three day event, who along with our wonderful sponsors and hard-working volunteers raised a magnificent figure of €73,213 for the Pinmar Charity Fund which pushes the 31-year total raised to €1,109,293. A truly wonderful event total; the generosity of our guests, industry partners and sponsors is humbling.
The hire of golf buggies and trolleys, along with the course and terrace bars, the lunch in the clubhouse, the water station and the social competitions helped to raise over €20k over the two golfing days. The brilliant volunteers selling raffle tickets over all three days raised a very impressive €17,670. 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 SeaKing Group, Superyacht Supplies, MB92 Group, Voly and Paul Lawrie). Special thanks to Alan Dale of Burgess and the International Yacht Brokers Charity Golfers Association who very kindly donated a total of €2,785 to our fund.
Fundraising and helping others through charity has always been central to The Pinmar Golf, and in these unprecedented times it becomes even more important. Pinmar would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players, sponsors, volunteers, and those who gave their time and money to support the 2019 Pinmar Golf fundraising. I am very excited about the opportunities that the Pinmar Festival will bring in 2021 and, in the meantime, wish that all our supporters are safe during this challenging period.”
Chairman - Pinmar Charity Fund Trustees
Tradition dictates that, in addition to receiving the coveted Pinmar Trophy, the winning yacht at The Pinmar Golf each year has the opportunity to nominate a list of their personal choice of worthy charities to receive donations from the following years’ fund.
The winning yacht of The Pinmar Golf 2018 was Tatasu, who with their First Officer, Ady Dutton, have been supporting the Pinmar Charity Fund for over 24 years. They were thrilled not only to lift the Pinmar Trophy, but to nominate a list of worthy charities to receive a donation from the funds raised in 2019.
Ady said “It’s incredibly impressive what Pinmar has achieved over the years, raising much needed funds for excellent charities. M.Y. Tatasu will continue to support Pinmar in their upcoming charitable ventures and look forward to the Pinmar Festival in 2021”.
The following charities were chosen by Tatasu:
• Yachting Gives Back - making huge efforts in the Balearics to alleviate the problems with poverty, hunger, and homelesness, especially during these times of the COVID-19 crisis
• Save The Med - striving to recover the rich biodiversity of the Mediterranean and promote environmentally conscious and proactive local populations
• Radio One Mallorca’s “Radiothon” - a 36-hour straight live broadcast, supporting local charities in Mallorca and the UK such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, Yachting Gives Back, Son Espases Hospital, the Cancer Support Group and The Jacques Sasson Foundation
• Fundación Rana - dedicated to helping children in need of care on the island of Mallorca for reasons such as domestic or sexual abuse
On the environmental front, Pinmar continues to support the Blue Marine Foundation, standing firmly behind their goal of restoring the health of our oceans and supporting projects all around the world. Pinmar has been a proud supporter of Blue Marine Foundation for many years.
The Blue Marine Foundation exists to combat over-fishing and the destruction of biodiversity – arguably the largest problem facing the world’s oceans – by delivering practical conservation solutions, including the creation of large-scale marine reserves. We are working with them to expand their Mediterranean portfolio and to help establish a Mallorca-based project which the Pinmar team can all get involved with.
For more information please visit www.bluemarinefoundation.com
MALLORCA AND INDUSTRY
This year, Pinmar have proudly chosen to channel a significant portion of the local charity donations through the admirable “Yachting Gives Back” (YGB) initiative set up by Pinmar ex-colleague, Nick Entwisle. YGB was set up as a food-raising campaign in which the yachting industry are able to help alleviate problems of poverty and hunger in the Balearics. These problems have increased dramatically due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and now more than ever YGB are working with locally registered charities to provide for those in need.
The four main registered charities YGB supports are:
• Mallorca Sense Fam - delivering fresh and non-perishable food to people living in poverty
• Asosiació Tardor - a public canteen serving hundreds of meals to families in need and working with foundations that offer all-round family care such as shelter and psychological care
• Shambhala Foundation - helping the youth of Mallorca who lack opportunities and supporting them to reach their full potential
• JoyRon Foundation - identifies and helps children in need in all circumstances whether living in poverty, domestic abuse or those who have serious life-threatening illnesses
Pinmar, following their support for Y.CO founders Charlie Birkett and Gary Wright in their inspiring HeadSouth expedition to the South Pole, also chose to make a charitable donation to the Lewis Moody Foundation which funds pioneering new research into brain tumours and improving survival rates.
You can read all about the Y.CO Headsouth expedition and all of our recent charity donations in the latest edition of the Pinmar Magazine
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€|
|2018||Son Gual||Son Amar||92,065€|
|2019||Son Gual||Son Amar||73,213€|
|Thank you all for your continued support!|
Dear Nick, Peter and Team,
We want to say a very big thank you for the donation we received from last year’s event. It is very much appreciated and an association that we are very proud of. It means so much to us as a small charity that the Pinmar Golf has continued to support us and that the sponsors, supporters and guests appreciate our work and want to help us support the families who are in desperate need of a break.
We have seen a steep increase in the number of families referred to us over the past year and we are aiming to provide respite breaks for a record number of beneficiaries in 2018 to keep up with the demand. It is only possible because we have wonderful supporters like you and the generosity of this caring industry.
Thank you so much and we hope you have a very successful event again this year. Below is feedback we received recently from a family who has been on a much-needed break:
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We have just returned from a break that would not have been possible without the support of your charity. It allowed us time together as a family, away from appointments and thinking about cancer. We laughed a lot and spent quality relaxing time together which hasn't happened for a long time! We are forever grateful to you and the generous people who donate and make these valuable breaks possible. Thank you!” Jessica
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.
Dear All at Pinmar,
On behalf of Yachting Gives Back, I would like to thank all of the Pinmar Golf team and everyone who donated to the Pinmar Charity Fund.
Having worked on 28 Pinmar Golf tournaments, I know as well as anyone how much hard work and generosity it takes to produce the very kind donation we have received. The collapse of Mallorca’s tourist season has caused a massive and unforeseen increase in the number of people who need our help from around 500-600 to 5,000-6,000 and this is only taking figures from the charities we work with.
Every Euro of this wonderful donation will be used to assist the charities we support who are on the frontline of feeding and clothing Mallorca’s homeless, hungry and other people in need.
Yachting Gives Back
Pinmar is also proud to have recently supported: