Variety Golf Impact Report 2022

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a great year for Variety Golf

Not only did we hold a record number of events with record attendances, we also raised enough money to put forty Sunshine Coaches on the road...

...equivalent to more than £2m!

“Thank You, Variety Golf...”

What having a Sunshine Coach means for a School

“Getting on with each other as a group is another valuable life skill that regular trips on a Sunshine Coach help to develop.”

Our Sunshine Coaches have become a common sight on Britain’s roads, ferrying eager children to their next destination

97% of Coaches are used many times a week and often several times a day

86% of the children they carry have physical, sensory or learning disabilities

71% of use is for educational, recreational and residential trips

‘When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going...’

On 23 March 2020, the government took the unprecedented step to go into national lockdown, paralysing the economy.

Many charities went into a state of hibernation for the next two years – but not Variety Golf!

As an outdoor activity, golf was exempt enabling us to carry on with a slimmed-down programme of events.

In 2020 we presented 20 Sunshine Coaches, followed by 26 in 2021 and, last yearcoming out of COVID - a record 40 Coaches!

In 2022 Variety Golf presented Sunshine Coaches to all these Schools and Institutions throughout the UK ...helping more than 10,000 children!

Bramingham Primary School


Trinity School


Log Cabin Charity


The Livity School


Kettlebrook Short Stay


Perrymount School


Willaston Community Farm CIC


Queens Park Primary


Walton Leigh School


Kisharon Noe


Slated Row


Woodlands Academy


Allens Croft Primary School


Foxwood Special School


Greenfields Academy


Addington School


Summerdown School

East Sussex

Baraka Community Association


“The Gift of a Sunshine Coach”

Durham Trinity School & Sports College


Children’s Hospice Across Scotland


Riverside School


The Oak Lodge Foundation


Broadfield Specialist School


Grange Park Primary School


Jigsaw Trust


West Heath


Noah's Ark Children's Hospice,


The Harbour School

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Abercorn Secondary School

Glasgow, Scotland

Greenhill School

Cardiff, Wales

Ynysowen Primary School

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Twydall Primary School


Dorchester Learning Centre


Richmond Park Academy


Ysgol Penmaes

Brecon, Wales

Teaching Golf to Disabled Kids

In 2022 we helped provide 226 Golf Lessons for more than 1,350 Disabled Children

Through our association with Golf for Disabled Children and the Golf Trust we are currently involved in recruiting more and more golf club professionals to give up some of their time to teaching groups of disabled children to play golf.

In 2022 Variety Golf became the first official sponsor for 24-year-old Kipp Popert, who has since risen to the top of the world rankings for golfers with a disability and is currently number one in the world.

“I’m a great admirer of Variety Golf and I’m only too pleased to play in their events and help raise money for Sunshine Coaches. Anything that helps disabled youngsters has to be a good thing, as I know better than most”.

Kipp Popert

Thanks to our Sponsors

We couldn’t achieve what we do without the generosity of our sponsors, both individual and corporates. We love them – but they love us, too!

“Jamie & his team at Variety Golf have run our Edit Residential Company Golf Day at The Grove for the past four years from start to finish and every detail was handled perfectly.

We were delighted to raise enough funds after two Golf Days to present our own Variety Sunshine Coach to an amazing Special Needs School located just round the corner from our office.

The satisfaction we get from seeing that actual Sunshine Coach on our way to work makes it so very special”.

“Variety Golf is such a unique organisation and we have been thrilled to present five Sunshine Coaches in the last five years at our own Synecore Charity Golf Days.

To see the smiles on the children’s faces when they receive their Sunshine Coach makes it all worthwhile. And what’s even better is we get to invite our clients to support the event and they all can see what the fundraising goes towards!

Last year, we were invited by the school to meet their children who told us how much joy the Sunshine Coach has brought to their everyday life. Thanks to Variety Golf for making this happen!”

“JOIE have presented over 20 Variety Sunshine Coaches to 20 Special Needs Schools and Children’s Hospices in the past five years.

Because JOIE is a baby products company, we couldn’t be happier to support Variety Golf as a Children’s Charity – it is such great synergy!

We are looking forward to presenting another five more Variety Sunshine Coaches in 2023. JOIE are delighted to be a partner of Variety Golf to help us change the lives of so many children for the better and put ‘A million miles of Smiles’ on the children’s faces.”

At Variety Golf we run a very tight ship – making sure that our overheads are as low as possible and 90% of the money we raise goes towards purchasing Sunshine Coaches

Under the practised eye of Jamie Little, ex-European Tour professional, Variety Golf runs smoothly and efficiently with only two full-time members of staff – plus a lot of input from its members. It’s fun and it works!

Why not come and join us? Get in touch with Jamie on 07801 098101 or e-mail him:

We look forward to hearing from you...

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