Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Pulman annual charity Golf Day raises £40,000

The Pulman Group charity golf day has smashed all previous records at the event held on Monday 29th June 2015 at Close House. The event raised £40,000 for two fantastic North East charities CHUF (Children’s Heart Unit Fund) and the Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital. Both organisations perform life-saving procedures to save so many lives both regionally and nationally, Pulman Group are extremely proud to support them.

The day saw 96 players take to the Lee Westwood Filly course at Close House for 18 holes of golf, with 13 on-course competitions. There were three hole–in–one competitions all to win Pulman Group cars, nearest the pin, longest drive and beat the pro competitions! Additionally there was on-course acoustic guitarists, bars, bacon breakfast rolls, the day finished with a BBQ and live evening music from local band North Star. 

Mike Pulman, Managing Director at the Pulman Group was generous enough to cover all costs of the day to ensure that 100% of the funds raised went to the charities. Mike commented “It was a fantastic day overall and I’m so pleased everyone enjoyed themselves and had great fun, all whilst raising money for two very worthwhile causes. It beat the previous year’s record and that is a great achievement resulting in the total raised over the past nine years of £185,000.”

CHUF is an exceptionally important charity, being only one of two cardiac units to operate on babies and small children in the UK. All funds raised are donated to keep the unit functional to offer this amazing help to young children and their families. Chris Gray, Head of fundraising at CHUF reiterated her thanks “Every penny counts and we are so grateful for the help and continued support to this phenomenally important charity from the Pulman Group.” 

Pulman have the support of many sponsors for the event and without them the day would not be anywhere near as successful! Mike Pulman commented “We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for their fantastic support! We also received a lot of help from fantastic volunteers from across the region, without their help on the day it would not have ran so smoothly!” Prize donations were also given to facilitate our evening auction which added fantastic value to the money raised.

Close House also made fantastic donations and contributions and really helped to make the day very special. Close House Managing Director John Glendinning says of the day “It was a very special day for a brilliant cause, and anything we could do to help out, we were more than happy to accommodate to make it happen.” 

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