A round of golf has long been known to be good for business, but for a Dragon it will help him make his dream come true.
Celebrities including former GB Olympian Mark Foster and TV presenter Vernon Kay teamed up with Dragons’ Den ace Peter Jones for his foundation’s annual charity golf day at Bearwood Lakes on Monday, September 12.
The event was a fundraiser for the Peter Jones Foundation charity which aims to educate, encourage and support the young people who want to get into business.
The stars went head to head with influential individuals from the world of business for the fun event at the Sindlesham sporting centre.
Also teeing off alongside Mr Jones were TV and radio host Vernon Kay and Dan Baldwin, a TV producer and husband of Holly Willoughby.
Peter Jones CBE said, “I am thrilled that our annual Charity Golf Day has continued to grow in scale and popularity, allowing us to support the UK’s budding young entrepreneurs to achieve their business dreams.
“We are hugely grateful for the support of so many influential and inspiring leaders that attended our event at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club – not least Vernon Kay and Mark Foster who have both been great sports.
“The money raised for the Peter Jones Foundation will ensure that we are closer to achieving our mission of embedding enterprise at the heart of the UK’s education system.”
The Peter Jones Foundation
The Dragon established the foundation in 2005 with the vision to educate, encourage and support the young people of Britain in achieving their potential. Its patron is the Duke of York.
The Foundation believes that all young people deserve a brighter future and aims to help them reach their potential through a range of pioneering educational activities and initiatives which champion and celebrate entrepreneurship.
It aims to:
EDUCATE – Achieve a transformational change in the quality and accessibility of enterprising and entrepreneurial skills, education and learning available in the UK. This involves working with leading educational bodies and providers across the country.
ENCOURAGE – Excite all budding entrepreneurs across the nation, through a range of national campaigns, to follow their business dreams and encourage a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship in Britain.
SUPPORT – Provide effective support to young people across the UK who are at various stages of their lives or in many different circumstances and in a variety of ways.