Phil Thompson Golf Classic a Hole in One!

The fifteenth annual Phil Thompson Golf Classic has proven to be a resounding success – and there was even a hole in one!

On Thursday 16 September, 75 keen golfers descended on Houghwood Golf Club for our annual Phil Thompson Golf Classic.

The event has proven to be an overwhelming success. Big smiles, low scores and deep pockets joined glorious weather for our first in-person fundraising event since the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s focus was to help us build and launch new programmes of support including a much-needed service for care-experienced young people.

A Resounding Success

The event has been a resounding success. With donations still being counted, the Phil Thompson Golf Classic has raised over £11,000.
The event’s headline sponsor David M Robinson, refreshment bag sponsor Applied Nutrition, prize sponsor Lynx Golf, drinks sponsor The Pentone Family and hole sponsors Peregrinate, and Kirkby Coffee and Gelato allowed Nugent to deliver a first-class service to all teams.

Nugent would also like to thank all who donated prizes to the auction and raffle. Prizes ranged from signed Liverpool and Everton football memorabilia to a particularly show-stopping auction prize – a custom-made Scotty Cameron putter for Liverpool’s sixth Champions League trophy, donated by David M Robinson and one of only 25 in the world.

The Dinner: A Hole in One

After the golfers returned from the course, they were greeted by our CEO, Normandie Wragg, Deputy CEO and Chief Governance Officer, Joanne Henney, the evening’s compere, Willie Miller and Liverpool legend, Bruce Grobbelaar.

Phil Thompson then handed out prizes for the various awards of the day to the first prize winners, Hilton Liverpool (pictured), followed by Epic Risk Management winning second place. Paul Buck, CEO, Epic Risk Management, even scored a hole in one! In his own words, “you can’t get much closer than that.”

Thankful Speeches

Phil Thompson gave an impassioned speech, thanking all teams for coming, people for donating prizes and funds, and the team at Nugent for delivering the event.

In his fifteenth year of hosting the event, he reiterated the important work that we do and explained that this was a charity close to his heart.

This was followed by a similarly powerful speech from our CEO, Normandie.

“Nugent is an inimitable and irreplaceable charity – one that has quietly operated across Merseyside helping those most in need since 1881. We support over 8,000 beneficiaries each year.
We are a major employer in the area, employing 450 staff and 200 volunteers, who have all worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
We must begin to shout louder about our organisation. And we must be braver in asking for help from you and others – not only so we can continue but so that we can reach more people in need.”

Thank you for your support

Thank you to all of the businesses who helped make our event a success by donating prizes to our auction and raffle. This includes David M Robinson, Lynx Golf, Knowsley Chamber, The Pentone Family, Brit Movie Tours, Wodehouse, Lu Ban Restaurant, Appreciate Group PLC, Delifonseca, Chester Zoo, Communications Plus, Experience Days, Liverpool Football Club, Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool Royal Court, Jenever Gin Bar, Anna Rose Bakes, Portland Hall Spa, The Cheese Wheel Liverpool, Jess Little Cakes, Innside by Melia, Silk Rd, Liv Fit, as well as lots of signed sports memorabilia from Phil Thompson, Bruce Grobbelaar, Roy Evans and much more!

Thank you to our participating teams: Butterworth Spenglers Insurance Brokers, Cadgrange Limited, Weightmans, Fraser Financial Planning, ERC Accountants, JJLB Properties, Red Rose Drylining Ltd, David M Robinson, Peregrinate School, Chew Engineering Ltd, Epic Risk Management, MHA Moore and Smalley, Deralam Laminates Ltd, Shawton Engineering, Wilmott Dixon, Summit Scaffolding Services, Hilton Liverpool, and Connors Building and Restoration.

If you’re interested in supporting Nugent or would like to make a donation, then please contact our fundraising team on 07833091852 or email

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Finally, as we are in our 140th year, if you would like to donate to our 140th Anniversary Appeal then click here to donate!

[Feature image: Nugent Patron Phil Thompson with the team from headline sponsors, David M. Robinson]

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