The 11th Norton Barrie Golf Day was held on Friday 5 July 2019 at Northenden Golf Club, reaching a fundraising milestone of £100,000. Norton Barrie is a high-end designer menswear retailer in Wilmslow and Bolton. Their annual golf day was created by managing director and owner Blake Norton in June 2009, after the unfortunate passing of his father Barry Norton in August 2008.
Barry was the founder of Norton Barrie and loved his golf. Blake felt it was the best way to celebrate his memory and raise money for The Christie, as a charity that helped and supported Barry throughout his battle with cancer.
“We started the Norton Barrie Golf Day to raise some money for The Christie, as they took care of my father Barry Norton so well after being diagnosed with cancer. Never in my wildest dreams did we expect to hit £100,000 and the event is going from strength to strength, year on year. We couldn’t have reached this milestone without every single person who helps, supports and participates in the golf day. Everyone is so kind and generous and I can't thank them enough.”
- Blake Norton, Norton Barrie managing director and owner
Since 2009, the event has raised over £100,000 for The Christie and has been generously supported by sponsors including Hugo Boss, Money Plus Group and Tesla to name a few. The Norton Barrie Golf Day has also welcomed many familiar faces from television and sport with Sir Alex Ferguson, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke and Graeme Souness taking part over the years.
This year’s event raised over £26,000 with team entry fees contributing towards this figure, along with tombola prizes, a “beat the pro” competition, a car wash and a live auction in the evening.
The funds from this year’s event will go towards our new capital appeal at The Christie, to redevelop our CT department and purchase a state-of-the-art 4D CT scanner. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you and well done to Blake, his family and everyone who has supported The Christie through attending the Norton Barrie Golf Day over the past 11 years.
Would you like to fundraise for The Christie charity? Speak to the Charity team on 0161 446 3988 or see how you can get involved with fundraising.