The good sports at Sheffield roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, are limbering up for their next charity challenge – the firm’s annual golf competition.
Martin-Brooks is swinging into action to further boost its 25th anniversary charity fund, having already run and cycled its way to raising more than £2,500 this year.
Colleagues, clients and suppliers from the roofing industry will be joining Martin-Brooks at Grassmoor Golf Centre in Chesterfield on September 21. After negotiating the 18-hole Stableford competition, players will be treated to a post-match meal and award presentation for the winning team and individual.
The firm’s annual golf day is the latest event in its 2012 charity calendar. Estimator, Andrew Wheadon, kicked off this year’s fundraising by completing the Sheffield Half Marathon, followed by director, Jeremy Martin, not a regular cyclist, who peddled unsupported from Lands End to John O’Groats in June, covering 952 miles in 15 days.
Dale Wright, Martin-Brooks’ contracts director and organiser of the competition, said: “Our annual golf day is growing in popularity and we are expecting more teams this year than ever before. It is an excellent opportunity to catch up with friends and highlight our 25th anniversary charity challenge. My colleagues have set the bar high with their individual endeavours, but I am confident this event will be one of our most successful fundraisers yet.
To mark its 25th anniversary, Martin-Brooks pledged to raise £25,000 for local charities. So far, the firm has collected more than £15,000, much of which has already been distributed. The organisations benefiting from its support include Cavendish Cancer Care, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme, Sheffield Talking News, The Rowan School, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre, Amy’s Retreat, Norfolk Park Special School, Sheffield Institute Foundation’s motor neurone research centre and Help for Heroes.