Advertisement

Businesses raise funds for local support group with charity golf day

(l-r) Anita Roberts, Lloyds Banking Group, Professor Nicholas James, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Ian Galliers, Morris Property

(l-r) Anita Roberts, Lloyds Banking Group, Professor Nicholas James, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Ian Galliers, Morris Property

Local charity The Shropshire Prostate Cancer Support Group has received a £10,500 donation, after 140 people from a number of West Midlands businesses joined forces to take part in a charity golf day hosted by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and co-sponsored by Morris Property.

35 teams from local businesses attended the event at Llanymynech Golf Club, to compete in a round of golf, with the chance to win rewards at every hole. The golf club provided courtesy use of the course for the day and also helped with the organisation of prizes for tournament winners.

The teams raised £7,000 for The Shropshire Prostate Cancer Support Group, which offers valuable support and information to men who have been affected by prostate cancer and their families, and Lloyds Bank’s matched giving scheme has donated an additional £3,500.

The group will use the funds to support the work of Professor Nicholas James at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in his research into a cure for the disease.

Anita Roberts, Relationship Director SME Banking at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in Shropshire, said: “The golf day was a real success and we received lots of support from Morris Property and local businesses. Everyone had a brilliant time, but most importantly, it was rewarding knowing that our efforts were raising money for such a worthy cause.

“This is the sixth charity golf day that we have organised and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped support Lloyds Bank raise such a fantastic amount of money for The Shropshire Prostate Cancer Support Group. We are really pleased to be supporting this charity and all of the hard work that they do, and we look forward to hosting more fundraising events in the future.”

The next charity golf day will take place on Friday 13th June 2014 at the Llanymynech Golf Club.