Thousands raised for charity at Discovery Park Golf Classic

Posted on 26/07/16

Discovery Park’s annual charity golf day has raised more than £3,000 for Kent homeless charity Porchlight.

The event took place on Friday, July 22, at Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich, with 18 teams tee-ing for victory on the famous championship course.

And it wasn’t just the winning that counted, with representatives from Porchlight highlighting the amazing work it does to help some of the county’s most vulnerable people get their lives back on track.

The 18-hole contest was won by integrated building management specialists Tyrell Systems with global pharmaceutical company Mylan in second place and PR and design agency Pillory Barn in third.

The wooden spoon award was handed to Foster Care UK, which came in last place despite a valiant effort, with eagle eyed Alan Newton from Mylan walking away with the ‘Nearest to the Pin’ prize.

Recent arrival NatWest and on-site facilities management company, Parkserve also put in a great effort aided by AspectFour and Kreston Reeves, which sponsored the all important golf buggy refreshments.

They were joined by Brachers, Communicate, Kent Office Solutions, Pure Contribution, Foster Care UK, Pettit Construction, Centor Insurance, Adey Heating, ScotLift Systems, Target Makers and Kudos.

Kimberley Anderson, Corporate Services Manager at Discovery Park, said: “The charity golf day is one of a number of events held each year to fundraise for a number of local causes.

“Thanks to the amazing and clearly talented - tenants we have on site, it was not only great fun but a great success, with thousands of pounds raised for a fantastic cause.

“We were supported greatly by the local community with businesses on site and the surrounding area donating prizes to our raffle, which helped enormously in achieving the final total.”

Porchlight are Discovery Park’s main charity for 2016 with the golf day one of a number of events puts on both to highlight its work and encourage tenants to get involved in supporting the cause.

Future events include a table tennis tournament and a Big Sleep Out with the 150 plus businesses now on site being asked to swap their beds for a sleeping bag, in aid of the charity, this October.

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