Now in its 8th year, we are delighterd that John Eggleton, a great friend, supporter and Patron of Billy’s Wish, together with Emma Moriarty, is hosting the annual Billy’s Wish golf tournament in Dallas. It is a major event in our calendar and we are so happy that the Corona virus is not going to stop 60 golfers having a great at this event which means so much to us at Billy’s Wish.
Thank you to Kevin Freeman/ Katana Studio and Daniel Gradel / Gradel Professional Search, all the sponsors, and everyone in Dallas whose support means this tournament can happen.
John and his team have raised thousands over the years suppporting Billy’s Wish knife crime education programme in schools. Including this year, the total raised will be an incredible $44,000 (32,000 GBP)!
The money raised by the golf days in Dallas initially enabled us to fund the set up and launch of our Education Programme, and now helps us as we continue to develop our resources and expand our reach into schools. The education programme comprises of fully resourced lesson plans and presentations in three ‘zones’ for children aged 10 and above. We give them facts about knife crime, the law and peer pressure to help keep them safe during a time of increasing independence and personal responsibility.
Billy’s Wish now runs assemblies and workshops in schools, sharing this important message directly to over 3,500 children each year. The talks we give are age appropriate and adapted to the needs of each particular school. The sessions are always impactful because we connect on a persoanl level with Billy’s story, and sometimes it can be hard-hitting.
Billy Dove was an innocent victim of knife crime in 2011. Paul Dove, Billy’s father pledged to do all he could to prevent other families having to suffer the anguish that all of Billy’s family and friends have endured. In 2012, Paul set up Billy’s Wish with family members and friends, to educate young people about the dangers of knife crime and promote positive youth activity in order to steer teenagers away from a gang culture.
With your support from events like this, together we really do make a difference!
Photos from Previous years