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BC&C helps WAGS charity event to record total

Hong Kong, 18 December 2018: Boase Cohen & Collins Senior Partner Colin Cohen has praised the generosity of players and supporters involved in the 2018 WAGS Charity Golf Day after the event raised a record sum of almost HK$2.1 million.

BC&C played its full part in the tournament, once again sponsoring the “Beat the Pro” competition, entering a four-man team and supporting the prize giving dinner.

“This was our second year sponsoring the WAGS Charity Golf Day and the tournament goes from strength to strength. The spirit of giving among players and supporters is truly admirable and a number of worthy charities will benefit hugely as a result,” said Mr Cohen.

“Our Beat the Pro Hole was once again highly popular and we would like to thank all the players and volunteers who donated their time, money and expertise to make it such a success.”

Organised by the Wednesday Afternoon Golf Society, the Charity Golf Day took place on the East Course at Kau Sai Chau in Sai Kung and featured around 140 players. The Boase Cohen & Collins Beat the Pro Hole was staged on the tricky par-three 13th where, in return for a donation, players could attempt to win prizes by getting their tee shot nearer to the pin than resident professional Kenny Wong.

The BC&C team, led by Consultant Michael Jackson and featuring guests Scott Veitch, Jim Suttie and Philip Nunn, were winners of the Drive and Pitch competition on the par-four seventh hole.

Money raised at the tournament, including proceeds from entry fees, sponsorships, donations and a charity auction, was matched by a donation from the St James’s Place Foundation, resulting in the HK$2.1 million total.

About HK$1.3 million will go to the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, which helps underprivileged children and those at risk of commercial or sexual exploitation. Operational centres in Vietnam and Mongolia provide shelter to vulnerable, orphaned or abandoned children while ensuring they have direct access to education, healthcare and social and employment opportunities. The remaining HK$800,000 will be awarded to several Hong Kong-based charities.

Mr Cohen added: “Overall, the tournament raised almost double last year’s total, which itself was almost twice that of the year before. Our congratulations go to Organising Committee Chairman Brian Moss and his WAGS colleagues for another superb team effort.”

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The BC&C team (from left) – Jim Suttie, Scott Veitch, Philip Nunn and Michael Jackson – are pictured at the Beat the Pro Hole while (below) the charity auction was a highlight of the prize giving dinner.

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