A charity golf day, organised by Sheffield roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, has generated more than £1,500 for six small local charities.
The firm’s ninth annual golf day saw staff joined by friends and professional partners from across the construction industry at the popular fundraising event.
A total of 46 players came from as far afield as Sunderland to help Martin-Brooks raise £1,550 for the organisations it supports. They are: Amy’s Retreat, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre, Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield Talking News, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme and The Rowan School.
The 18-hole Stableford competition was held at Renishaw Park Golf Club in North Derbyshire. Prizes were awarded to the individual and team with the highest points, which were won respectively by Stephen Wilson of Dendale Construction and a three-man team comprising Martin-Brooks’ estimator, Ben Elmore and guests, Dave Gibson and John Caley.
Additional prizes were presented for the longest drive, nearest the pin on the fifth and 17th holes and to the ‘most honest golfer’ – the player who achieved the worst score.
Dale Wright, Martin-Brooks’ contracts director and organiser of the golf day, said: “We had a fantastic turnout for our latest event and I would like to thank everyone who attended for giving their time and money so generously. It has become a staple on our charity calendar and we see many of the same faces return year on year. Their support is greatly appreciated by us and the community groups that benefit from our fundraising.”
Martin-Brooks launched its charity fund ten years ago and has raised more than £25,000 for local good causes. It will be hosting a special cheque presentation ceremony in December to handover its most recent donations.