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Target tees off to raise money for WellChild

Drumroll please…we have raised more than £6,000 for WellChild at our charity golf day!

You may have noticed our excited buzz on social media and our website around our charity golf day, which was held on 15 June at Brickhampton Golf Complex as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations.

The day was a great success, with 12 teams of four taking to the 18-hole course in the glorious sunshine and battling it out for the coveted Target claret jug.

Winners McColl Marketing took home the silverware, just one point ahead of Willans in second, followed by Firestarter in third. There were also prizes for the longest drive, nearest the pin (on the course and on the simulator) and beat the pro competitions.

Target’s chairman, Colin Spencer, also made a presentation to Patrick Wood who founded the business in 1977.

Once back in the clubhouse, guests were treated to a delicious BBQ from the Argentinian grill, followed by a live auction which was kindly overseen by Edward Bagnall from Tayler and Fletcher.

Throughout the day, guests were invited to buy tickets for the raffle, and in the evening Heather Weyman from WellChild was on hand to help draw the lucky winners.

The money raised is equivalent to approximately six weeks of funding for a WellChild Nurse or the full costs of a WellChild Helping Hands Project – a programme that involves transforming the garden or bedroom of a child with exceptional health needs.

“We’re thrilled to have raised such a fantastic amount for our nominated charity partner WellChild and we’d like to say a very big thank you to everyone who came along and made the day such a success,” said Colin. “We’d particularly like to thank our sponsors; Spencer Accounting Services, White Room Images, Newman Langley, Typecraft and Harbour Key as well as all the businesses that kindly donated prizes to the live auction, raffle and silent auction.”

Colin Dyer, Chief Executive of WellChild said: “We are delighted to have the support of Target this year and their energy and enthusiasm is fantastic. The golf day was a great success and the money raised will be put to good use helping seriously ill children and their families across the UK. We would like to thank not only Target for organising the event but also all of those companies and individuals who took part and donated so generously to the cause.”

 

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