HEROES hits hole in one as golf pro Matthew Jordan becomes ambassador

HEROES are excited to announce that we have partnered with English golf sensation, Matthew Jordan, who has come on board as an ambassador for the charity.

As Jordan takes to the European Tour in July, he will support the charity in raising awareness by sporting the HEROES logo on his kit, championing the organisation in his day-to-day role and by taking part in future fundraising initiatives with the charity.

Jordan was named by the European Tour as one of their top five golfers to watch in 2020 and, having recently won the BMW Indoor Invitational at Valderrama, a tournament hosted virtually during lockdown, has already donated his entire $2,000 prize money to our cause. This donation and future joint ventures with Matthew will enable us to continue our efforts to safeguard the welfare and wellbeing of those employed by the NHS by driving activity that protects both their physical and mental health.

Jordan, whose home club is the Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake, is rising-up the rankings and is currently 188thin the world. At just 24, he has a promising career ahead of him and is widely expected to reach the very top of the game. He won his first European Challenge Tour title in only his seventh start at the Italian Challenge Open in June 2019 and achieved seven top-10 finishes in his first professional campaign.

Commenting on our new partnership, Matthew Jordan said:

“When you hear about the reality of being on the front-line it really puts things into perspective. I am just happy to be able to do my bit in helping HEROES with the fantastic work they are doing to support people like my aunt and the countless others who are doing so much to protect us all during COVID-19 and beyond.”

Dr Dilsan Yilmaz, Co-founder and CEO of HEROES, said:

“Matthew knows what front-line NHS staff are going through more than most, with his aunt, Dr. Victoria Gauge, a GP at Great Harwood Medical Group near Blackburn. We are delighted he has agreed to support our mission, through these difficult times and beyond. Having his support just as he takes to the European Tour means so much to us, not to mention the thousands of NHS staff who themselves are golf mad.”

We are still calling on businesses and the general public for continued support, with more information available at helpthemhelpus.co.uk.