Golfers toast fundraising day to boost breakfast clubs

Greggs executives lead the field during the Greggs Breakfast Club charity golf day at George Washington Golf Course and Spa in Washington.

Greggs executives lead the field during the Greggs Breakfast Club charity golf day at George Washington Golf Course and Spa in Washington.

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Bakery bosses had a hole lot of success in raising £12,000 to give their breakfast clubs a boost.

The Greggs Foundation raised the money through a golf day hosted at the George Washington Golf Day in Washington.

Greggs executives walk to the 13th tee during the Greggs Breakfast Club charity golf day at George Washington Golf Course and Spa in Washington.

Greggs executives walk to the 13th tee during the Greggs Breakfast Club charity golf day at George Washington Golf Course and Spa in Washington.

The event brought together 110 players from across the business, with the cash they raised to help fund clubs at primary schools across the region.

Malcolm Copland, commercial director for Greggs and a player on the day, said: “We had a great response to the day and have raised a fantastic amount of money.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and contributed – the funds will help to ensure thousands of school children start their day the right way with breakfast

“The Greggs Foundation continue to seek partnerships with other organisations to co-fund our clubs meaning we are able to open more, helping further children in need of support.”

We had a great response to the day and have raised a fantastic amount of money.

Malcolm Copland, commercial director of Greggs

The Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club scheme helps to provide 22,000 children, and particularly those who may not ordinarily eat breakfast each day, with a nutritious start to their school day.

The charity supports around 380 breakfast clubs taking the number of slices of toast provided each year to over four million.

The scheme launched in 1999 after research found that pupils who have eaten breakfast are more punctual and have better concentration in class, as well as more energy and enthusiasm.

This has led to improvements in overall academic performance and has made a real difference to children’s learning.

The club teams are made up of mainly school staff and parent volunteers and with secured funding from a range of partners, the Greggs Foundation ensures that breakfast clubs are set up and managed free of charge to ensure all children can attend.

Anyone interested www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/breakfast-clubs/how-to-apply.