Group photo if the teams at the sixteenth Phil Thompson Golf Classic in May 2022

Nugent raises over £18.5K at Phil Thompson Golf Classic!

The Sixteenth Phil Thompson Golf Classic sponsored by DMR Robinson, took place on Thursday 26th May at Hurlston Hall – an 18 hole golf club set in 200 acres of the picturesque Lancashire countryside.

The event has been an outstanding success having raised a gross total of £18,500 so far!

This year’s focus was to raise much needed funds to create therapeutic environments for our young people who are vulnerable, traumatised and disadvantaged, and have been assessed as needing the highest level of safety and protection. Nugent are the only charity in the country which operates an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated secure children’s home.

The Sixteenth Phil Thompson Golf Classic was sponsored David M Robinson who continues to be a valued member of the Nugent Family. On behalf of all of our beneficiaries and from everyone at Nugent, we would like to say a huge thank you for the continued support and generosity!

Headline Sponsors David M Robinson

The players were greeted with refreshments and breakfast rolls to start the day along with brand goodie bags which included a thank you message from Phil Thompson , branded golf tees and some snacks for the day kindly donated by Asda Sefton Park and Aintree. After a tasty breakfast the players had a chance to warm up their skills at the short game clinic . The course looked fantastic with company branding from each hole sponsor; DMR Robinson, Lynx, Butterworth Spengler, BiU, 3LGPrint, Shawton, Deralam, Hayes & Finch and Astraea Linkskills.

Astraea Linskills Team

The 80 players from 20 teams enjoyed a full game of golf after the shotgun start . Thank you to all the teams for attending; Astraea Linksills, Deralam, Haeys & Finch Ltd, Butterwoth Spengler, David M Robinson, Peregrinate School, Connor’s Building and Restoration, ERC Acoountants, Shawton, Hilton, British Independent Utilities, JJLB Properties, Red Rose Drylining, Epic, Beacon Fell, Communications Plus and OBG. The wet weather did nothing to dampen their spirits!

The golfers were able to enjoy a different flavoured gin on each of the Par 3’s, kindly sponsored by Pentone Family. Later on, the guests were welcomed with another welcome drink which helped make a memorable experience for the players.

The evening was hosted by comedian Willie Miller, who ran an amazing auction of some incredible prizes like signed football memorabilia, spa breaks and hotel getaways . Nugent’s fundraising team worked with various local businesses to secure a huge range of auction and raffle prizes, kindly donated by Pure Birkdale, SOCIALDR, On The Green, Sub Rosa, David Reece PT, Redmen TV, Portland Hall Spa. Liverpool Gin Distillery, Infinity Apartment, Hope Street Hotel and Spa, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Fazenda, El Gato Negro Tapas, Breakout Liverpool, Bill’s, Titanic Hotel, Art by Abigail R, the Anfield Wrap, Hurlston Hall and Hilton.

Charity Patron Phil Thompson with raffle and auction prizes

Nugent’s Executive Leadership Team were present at the event, this included CEO Normandie Wragg, COO Dr. Kate Herod, and DCGO Jo Henney. The evening dinner was followed by speeches from Nugent’s CEO who introduced Dr Kate Herod. Dr Herod reminded the guests what the day was all about: the vital work Nugent does with children across the country. Dr Herod told a heartfelt story of a beneficiary who came to Nugent with no belongings and not having bathed in over a year. The team at the secure children’s home worked tirelessly to gain Liam’s* trust and help him grow his confidence in himself so that he could continue his education and gain his GCSEs. She also discussed the dire need for a refurbishment of the outdoor garden areas for the children and young people at the secure children’s unit, as it is often the only area where they can experience the outside. The funds raised from this event will allow us to create the new space so that everyone can relax and unwind in the new gardens.

The players were treated to the guest speaker, LFC Legend Mark ‘Larwo’ Lawrenson. ‘Lawro’ recalled his illustrious career at the Liverpool Football Club, entertaining the guests with memorable stories throughout his career. He finished with a Q&A session with the guests where everyone speculated over the Champions League Final outcomes.

The evening finished on a high as Phil Thompson handed out the awards from the golf game with Hilton Liverpool winning the first place for the second year running!

Nugent would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for supporting and making the Sixteenth Phil Thompson Classic a success!

Beacon Fell Team with Phil Thompson

Ainsley Briscoe, Fundraising Lead, commented:
“It is always a pleasure working with our charity patron, Phil Thompson, who continues to help us raise awareness of the vital work we do at Nugent. We are so grateful for all of our supporters, sponsors and businesses who have helped us raise over £18.5K. We aim to transform the outdoor area of our secure children’s home, to create a safe space where our young people feel empowered to reach their full potential. We look forward to sharing the impact with all of our donors”.

If you are interested in supporting Nugent and our future events or if you would like to make a donation, then please contact our Fundraising Team on 07833091852 or email

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