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Clowes Developments raise over £2000 at ‘ProperTee’ charity golf day in support of Derbyshire Mind.

Clowes Developments kick started their 60th anniversary celebrations with their first ever ‘ProperTee’ charity golf day on Friday 3rd May. Hosted at Brailsford Golf course, 12 local businesses gathered to raise in excess of £2000 for Derbyshire Mind.

Derbyshire Mind is the local independent mental health charity within the national Mind network. Their focus is on improving mental health and wellbeing for people across Derby and Derbyshire. They provide a range of community mental wellbeing services designed to support local people with mental health problems as well as the wider population.

Clowes Developments were joined by CARVE, FHP Property Consultants, IMA Architects, Reach Timelapse, NG Chartered Surveyors,, O’Brien Contractors Ltd, TanRo, BE Design, Fisher German, and Jackson Purdue Lever. Teams of 4 enjoyed breakfast rolls and networking before heading out ready for a shot gun start at 10am. With a real mixed bag of skill, Texas scramble format was applied,

Mark Van Keulen, CARVE commented,

“There were a few teams taking their time to get around the 12-hole course, but on the hole, we saw some interesting, brilliant and hilarious golf. Members of the Clowes team were out delivering refreshments to players on the course, which provided some real comedy moments and some much needed relief for those who were having a less than ideal day on the greens. Derbyshire Mind ran a pitch and putt ‘hit to win’ competition at the end of the tournament and raised a really good amount of cash. Property people are very competitive, some paid for multiple go’s just to win a bottle of Peroni!”

Following a round of golf, guests enjoyed a short presentation by Vic Handley, a very brave man who will be taking on a 3000-mile solo row across the Atlantic Ocean in December this year. Vic wanted to celebrate his 70th birthday with his biggest challenge yet in order to raise money for Derby County Community Trust, Derby & Derbyshire Umbrella, Enthusiasm and Derbyshire Mind. Readers can learn more about Vic’s challenge here: Guests were able to take a look around Vic’s boat which was on site for the duration of the event and talk to him about his adventure whilst enjoying a two-course lunch at Acorns, Brailsford Golf Course’s club house.

Whilst the day was all about raising money for Derbyshire Mind, inevitably, everyone fought hard to take home the ‘winners’ title, but secretly, a few wanted the loser’s spoon. In the end, BE Design bagged the win and Clowes took home the spoons.

Kate Henderson, Head of Marketing at Clowes Developments added,

“Congratulations to the winners (and losers) on the day. We are delighted to have raised over £2000 for Derbyshire Mind. I would like to personally thank our co-hosts CARVE, our prize sponsors FHP Property Consultants, Longest Drive sponsor, IMA Architects and Nearest to the Pin sponsor, Golf Star. Additionally, we had some great support from our colleagues, friends, family and local businesses who donated items or purchased tickets for our raffle. This is the first of many events scheduled for this year as we celebrate 60 years in business.”

Clowes Developments will also be taking part in Mental Health Awareness Week from the 13th-19th May. Clowes’ Corporate Social Responsibility team including Amanda Page, Donna Burkitt and Lucy Bloor have organised a corporate quiz night at Pride Park Stadium on 16th May. If you would like to enter a team and take on ‘the great and the good’ businesses from across the East Midlands please email for more information.

To find out more information about Derbyshire Mind please visit their website: