Golfing for Missing Children Europe



 

The 2019 edition of our golf event took place 

at the Royal Zoute Golf Club 

on Friday 10 May 


We welcomed 180 golf players on the Championship Course and the Executive Course and were blessed by a cool weather, turning to sunny in the afternoon. We warmly thank all the participants, our donors and sponsors and the Royal Zoute Golf Club and Members for their warm and generous support to the cause of missing children.

The net income of the day raises to 58.000 euros, which is our largest income of the last 14 years! Thank you so much to all of you for your generosity.

Congratulations to the laureats of the prizes. The full list of results can be read here.

Make a donation

You were unable to participate in the 2019 Golf event, but still wish to support the work of Missing Children Europe? Please, consider making a donation.

Donations of 40 euros or more made by residents of France, Belgium and Luxembourg are eligible to receive a fiscal tax certificate.

Our Bank Account details are: IBAN: BE 41 363 025 760 210 BIC: BBRUBEBB


Programme

7.30 am - 11.30 am: Welcome for golfers playing 18 holes

8.00 am - 12.00 am: Tee-times 18 holes

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm: Welcome for golfers playing 9 holes

2.30 pm - 4.00 pm: Tee-times 9 holes

3.00 pm - 6.00 pm: Putting competition

6.30 pm - 7.15 pm: Cocktail

7.15 pm - 8.00 pm: Award Ceremony

8.00 pm - 11.00 pm: Dinner at the Club-house


Maximum handicap : 22 on the Championship course, 36 on the Executive Course

Registration fees

18 holes Championship : 110 €

18 holes Championship and dinner : 150 €

18 holes Executive : 80 €

18 holes Executive and dinner : 120 €

9 holes : 60 €

9 holes and dinner : 100 €

Dinner only (priority for players' partners): 70 €

 

Bank account for the registration:

ING Belgium, Avenue Marnix, 24, 1000 Brussels - Belgium

Missing Children Europe

IBAN:  BE43 310 165 832 401, BIC:  BBRUBEBB


Location : Caddiespad 14  B-8300 Knokke-Heist

GPS: Sparrendreef 1  Click here for map

 

Rules

- 18 holes: Canadian greensome: Teams of two players; each player drives and plays his second shot with his own ball, then the team chooses the best ball and finishes the hole playing alternate shots with this ball.

- 9 holes: Single Stableford.

- The putting competition is open to all participants.

- Dress code on the Golf course: correct golfing attire should be worn such as recognisable golf shoes and golf shirts with a collar. 

- Dress code for the Award ceremony and dinner: smart attire is recommended such as a jacket and tie for men.


Tombola and auction:


A week in an outstanding 4 bedroom pool house in Phuket, Thailand and 2 return tickets Brussels-Phuket


A week for 2 persons in Dar Maktoub, a luxurious Bed & Breakfast in Agadir

4 nights and 2 days of thalasso therapy in Sofitel Quiberon, plus 2 green-fees

- 1 exclusive necklace by Christofle

What will the money raised be used for?

 

The Voice of the Child

A Project launched and monitored by Missing Children Europe

September 2017-September 2019

 

In Europe, a child is reported missing every 2 minutes.

23% of these disappearances are the consequence of a conflict between his parents. These children are between a week and 17 years of age.

During the process of resolving an international separation and/or abduction, our research has told us that very often children are not involved in the decisions that are made related to their care. Children who have been abducted by a parent often have no or little say in where they will be placed once they have been found.  Other times children complain about a lack of understanding in terms of what is expected from them and about feeling confused and burdened with responsibility. Children who weren’t heard felt that they were not being taken seriously, or even felt invisible. Additionally, in most cases children were barely or not at all informed in cases where they were made to return to the left behind parent. Often, the abrupt return is associated with negative feelings of ambivalence, anger and intrusiveness.

                                                    
The project ‘Voice of the Child’ finally aims at giving children a voice in court cases affecting them(*).
We want children to be involved in decisions about their care in a way that is appropriate for them and does not leave any long-term negative impact. With the right tools and training, children who wish to be heard whether during a court case or a mediation can be supported to do so in a way that will be positive for their wellbeing, and as a result of their input decisions can be taken that will serve their best interests.

In September 2018, the VOICE project entered its second and last working year. The results of both the psychological and legal research were almost finalized and formed the basis of a first training for 40 legal professionals (Antwerp, 6-7 December 2018).

The training itself was evaluated as educational, very interactive, a good exchange of ideas, inspirational and enriching. Furthermore, participants particularly appreciated the personal testimony of an abducted child, the presentation of a new model to incorporate the voice of the child and the input from experienced participants.

The evaluation of this first training will now be used to develop a second training for legal professionals in Genoa (14-15 March 2019) and 2 training sessions for cross-border family mediators.

Altogether 70 mediators and 80 legal professionals will benefit from these trainings. On top of that, a conference will be organized for 140 professionals of children care, politicians etc.

The money raised through our golf events 2018 & 2019 will go towards co-funding this vital project. 

 

(*) The figures published in 2017 following the Hague Convention 1980 show that 1161 families were impacted in 2015.



 

 

We warmly thank our partners, donors and volunteers

                      

                                      

 

                                                  

         

                                           

                  

       

                                                         


For more information or to become a sponsor please contact us at frederique.badin@missingchildreneurope.eu


The Donors of prizes and drinks : M Philippe Feller, M et Mme Jean Werrie, Sofitel Quiberon, M et Mme Philippe Triest, Christofle, Moët Hennessy, Orpea, Hannon Sports, Golf Active, Callaway, Bioderma, Mme Nathalie Waucquez, Mme Sandrine Blaton, M Daniel Thierry, M et Mme Denis Dalibot, Champagne Ayala.

The Organising Committee : Frédérique Badin, Anne-Marie Berckmans, Martine De Clercq, Louis van Lennep, Deirdre Manchoulas, Christine de Posson, Dominique Rolin, Brigitte Smeyers, Michèle Van Dessel, Thierry van Zuylen.

The Volunteers : Laurent Badin, Lucienne Brancart, Margie Chabanne, Philippe De Clercq, Patricia de Jong, Martine Piaget, Bruno Rolin, Odile de Saint Marc, Brigitte van der Spek, Martine Volders, Régine Wittock.