18th February 2019
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A fundraising golf Pro-Am is taking place on Friday 29th June to help Pobl Trust raise funds for local initiatives run by individuals, community groups and organisations.
Many projects will be securing a boost in their finances following the spring funding round which took place in early June, with successful applicants to be notified in July.
Llanelli-based construction company Morganstone is again the main sponsor for the event which is now in its 29th year, having teed-off for the first time back in 1989.
Among the golfers will be ex Wales rugby player & BBC sports commentator Stuart Davies, who will be playing among strong competition at Langland Bay Golf Club where the tournament is being held. It’s par for the course for Stuart who has played in the event before and will this year be playing on behalf of colleagues at Morganstone who he recently joined as Business Development Director.
In Pro-am, professional golfers join amateur teams of 3 to play the course at Langland Bay and it’s just one of the ways the Trust raises money for allocation. Twice a year it considers applications ranging from a few hundred up to £50,000.
Formerly the Gwalia Trust and now part of Pobl Group, the Trust has recently had a new lease of life with a complete rebrand, a new vision and a new way of delivering its charitable funds, which is founded on decisions made by both staff and the Trust board. This year it’ll be awarding around £200,000 to good causes from one of three funding themes chosen by staff, customers and partners: Housing and Homelessness, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities or Building Stronger Communities.
Ian Morgan, Managing Director of Morganstone said: “We’re excited to be sponsors of the tournament again this year, and particularly as it is the first as Pobl Trust. We are passionate about supporting communities within Wales so we’re delighted to collaborate with Pobl to deliver an event that will raise money to support some pretty amazing local projects and initiatives that will help to build a strong community spirit in the area.”
Amanda Davies, Chief Executive of Pobl Group said: “Pobl Trust is a brilliant charity which our staff and business partners have really got behind. The Pobl Trust is all about working in partnership, providing small amounts of funding to local organisations and projects to make a real difference in our communities. What’s really great about the way Pobl Trust works is that our staff decide on which community projects receive support. We are so grateful to Ian and his team at Morganstone for agreeing to be main sponsor and to all the other local businesses who are generously supporting this event. The funds raised will make a huge difference.
You can apply to the Pobl Trust for funding during their next funding window which opens later this year at www.pobltrust.co.uk