GolfSixes is a new and exciting golf format. It combines regular golf play, with unique twists on each hole. It continues to grow in popularity, notably given its success in encouraging more people into the sport and reigniting the passion for golf amongst a new audience.
Because of this, when we talked to supporters about setting up a new fundraising challenge based on golf, Sixes seemed like a match made in heaven! Suffice to say COVID-19 has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works and firmly planted our event in the rough.
However, we still wanted to show our support for GolfSixes and give our wonderful supporters another opportunity to raise vital funds to rebuild lives after stroke. So we’re proud to introduce to you our slightly altered Stroke Sixes Challenge. Whilst it’s not the challenge we planned on launching, it’s as close as we feel safe to launch this year, and we look forward to introducing you to the full Stroke Sixes Challenge next year.
When you sign up you’ll receive a welcome pack with information on the six unique challenges to be played on the green (whether that’s on the course or in your garden) at each of your six holes! It will also give you fundraising ideas, and introduce you to an amazing stroke survivor.
So, sign up today, grab your clubs and take your first shot at making a huge difference.
All we ask is that you continue to follow the most up to date government advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) in your area – England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Jersey – and only take part if you feel able to.
- £50 could help pay for research into new stroke treatments, as we did with thrombolysis - a clot-busting drug that returns the blood supply to the brain that has transformed the outcomes of stroke survivors who have received it.
- £80 could pay for a stroke survivor to attend a six-week computer course, a vital communication tool to aid recovery and beyond.
- £217 could pay for one hour of Helpline activity, helping the families of stroke survivors support their loved ones after stroke.
- £300 could allow a befriending volunteer to work with a stroke survivor for up to a year, perhaps accompanying them on a bus journey once a week until they feel confident enough to take the same journey on their own.
- £525 could help pay for a block of communication support workshops, empowering stroke survivors to achieve the best possible level of communication, improving confidence and independence.