Charity Partners to Benefit From 2019 Solheim Cup

Two charities have been unveiled as the Official Charity Partners of The 2019 Solheim Cup following a comprehensive process to identify organisations to benefit from Scotland’s staging of the world’s biggest women’s golf event.

Action for Children and Perthshire Women’s Aid will benefit from in excess of £30,000 worth of inventory for The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles from 9-15 September as well as a host of other promotional and fundraising activities.

Both charities were chosen to support the three pillars of equality, experience and innovation which sit at the heart of the delivery of The 2019 Solheim Cup and to help expand the benefits of hosting one of the world’s premier sporting events far beyond the fairways of Gleneagles.

Action for Children, which has its Scottish headquarters in Glasgow, has been appointed as the Official National Charity Partner following a selection process led by The Scottish Government and will maximise its engagement with the event to benefit the lives of children across Scotland.

Perthshire Women’s Aid, based in Perth, was nominated by Perth & Kinross Council and Gleneagles as the host region and host venue and has been granted the status of Official Regional Charity Partner to ensure benefits from hosting The 2019 Solheim Cup are realised locally.

Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing, said: “Charity should be a hugely important component of any socially responsible major event and I’m delighted that The 2019 Solheim Cup will be raising funds for these two deserving charitable organisations."

“The 2019 Solheim Cup is one of the world’s biggest women’s sporting events and has the potential to deliver a multitude of benefits to Scotland, including valuable charitable activity to help some of the country’s most vulnerable people."

"Through this partnership both Action for Children and Perthshire Women’s Aid will be able to promote their excellent work to a global audience as well as raising funds to benefit people both locally and nationally.”

Paul Carberry, Action for Children Director for Scotland, said: “Everyone at Action for Children is very proud to be the ‘National Charity Partner’ of this year’s Solheim Cup. September will see the eyes of the world fall on Scotland as the finest golfers from around the world descend on the iconic Gleneagles. Across Scotland, we support around 20,000 of the country’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people and families in 87 services."

"The partnership with the Solheim Cup will offer opportunities for the children and young people we support to participate in sports and activities and let more people find out about the innovative work we do within the communities they work and live in.”

Heather Williams, Interim Manager for Perthshire Women’s Aid, said: “Perthshire Women’s Aid are delighted to have been selected as the local charity for this year’s Solheim Cup. We believe this will be a fantastic platform to ensure a wide audience are aware of the life changing services we offer to women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.  Having the opportunity to be involved in an event which celebrates women’s sporting achievements fits with PWA’s vision of an equal society where women and girls live lives free from abuse.”

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