Golf Event Raises Over £5,000 For Two Great Tees Charities

Two great Teesside causes have been boosted by the result of a special charity golf tournament involving companies at the Wilton International site.

The Junction Foundation at Redcar and Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice at Normanby shared more than £5,600 raised at the Wilton International ChariTees Golf Day held at Saltburn Golf Club in the autumn.

The four-ball tournament attracted 18 teams of players from the main site companies and their contractors and supplier partners and was won by chemical firm Huntsman. More importantly it produced the right financial ‘result’ for the causes.

Lawrence McAnelly, Chief Executive of The Junction Foundation, which has supported almost 1,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families in the wider Redcar area this year, said: “The generosity of the firms and players that took part is astonishing.

“This money will make life better for a broad range of people from young carers to those with mental health issues and the young unemployed – every penny will be put to good use.”

Victoria Rogers, of Zoë’s Place, said: “We rely heavily on local businesses and individuals to raise the £1.3 million running costs we need each year so support like this is invaluable.”

Firms paying to play included A Plant, Cape, CIS Northern, CVS, Exova Catalyst, Falck, KDC, Huntsman Tioxide, Interserve, Nalco Water, Nortech Solutions, The Wood Group, Power Minerals, Power Wholesale, RC Ayres, Sembcorp and Suez.

Sponsors who generously provided excellent raffle and auction prizes were the Middlesbrough, Saltburn, Wynyard and Teesside Golf Clubs, Coastline Valeting, Complete Office Solutions, Contemporary Salons, Cooper BMW Teesside, Deritend, DW Fitness, Foster Plant Hire, Gisborough Hall, Hadfield Wood Recyclers, Holey Molies Miniature Golf, Holiday Inn Express, House of Type, Jurys Inn, Middlesbrough Football Club, MW Crane Hire, NEPIC, Newburn Power, Spirax Sarco Engineering, Taylor Shaw, Tony Jefferson and Gazette Media Company.

Photo (back row left to right): Donna Sykes, Youth Employment Service Project Worker; Katie Brooks, Young Carers Project Worker; Emma Hughes, Youth Employment Service Project Worker and Sophie McCormick-Young, Carer Peer Mentor in front of whom are Stephen Hands, Site Director of event organisers Sembcorp Utilities UK and Lawrence McAnelly (right).