06 October 2020

Aztec's annual golf event provides boost for Carey Olsen's local charities

A bit of luck and a lot of perseverance at the Aztec Group's annual golf day saw Carey Olsen partner David Jones win £1,000 for the firm's two chosen local charities – Guernsey Mind and the Guernsey Bereavement Service LBG.

The restructuring and insolvency specialist put his golf skills to the test as part of the virtual closest-to-the-pin competition on the driving range at The Golf Club and Nineteen Bar & Grill as part of the Aztec Group's golf event. Fortunately for David, a 'self-confessed non-golfer', he managed to arrow a tee shot within a few feet – the closest attempt of the day – and win the £1,000 charitable prize on offer.

"I'm certainly no golf pro but I do enjoy the occasional round. I'm just happy that with the golf skills I do have I was fortunate enough for one of my many attempts to land so close to the flag," said David.

"It was definitely a lucky swing but one that I'm delighted will end up benefiting two amazing charities, Guernsey Mind and the Guernsey Bereavement Service. The coronavirus lockdown has put pressure on the fundraising efforts of all charities so it's great to provide Carey Olsen's two chosen Guernsey charities with a little boost thanks to the generosity of the Aztec Group."

Gavin Hayman, Head of Private Equity for Aztec Group in Guernsey, commented: "We are delighted to have been able to donate to these two local charities on behalf of Carey Olsen especially at a time when our community needs the invaluable support they provide more than ever. Knowing the prize money is going to make a big difference to people who may be struggling made our annual golf day even more special."

John Moses, chair of directors for the Guernsey Bereavement Service, said: "We are very proud to be the chosen charity of Carey Olsen. The donation will be put to great use, to support our counsellors with support tools to ensure the services of the Guernsey Bereavement Service continue to be provided to the people of Guernsey."

Maddy Diligent, campaigns and events coordinator for Guernsey Mind, added: "A huge congratulations to Dave Jones for his closest-to-the-pin win. We are very grateful for these funds and they will be put towards our ongoing community-based work and campaigns."

Guernsey Mind and the Guernsey Bereavement Service were selected by local Carey Olsen staff in 2019 to benefit from fundraising activities for a two-year period up to the end of 2021.