STAFF at M&S Money – including the CEO, directors, and more than 28 suppliers – turned out for a charity golf day at the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa in Tarporley.
The event was the fifth annual golf day M&S Money has held at the venue, with this year’s raising a total of £35,000 for three worthy causes.
One of the charities to benefit from the golf day will be The Oliver Newnes Memorial Fund, which was set-up in memory of Oliver Newnes who died in October 2007 of a rare brain abscess at the age of two-and-a-half.
The charity helps to provide essential medical equipment for baby units at the Countess of Chester Hospital and Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.
A third of the money raised by the golfers will go to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, which provides adventure holidays and activities for terminally ill, chronically sick, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.
Money raised will also go towards providing support and help for families of children suffering from cancer through Nicola’s Fund, set up in memory of Nicola Riley, who died from a brain tumour five days before her 15th birthday in 2005.
Mike Anslow, head of Relationship Management at M&S Money, said: “The Portal was extremely accommodating and everyone here at M&S Money had a very enjoyable day – we’ll definitely be back again as it’s a great way to raise a substantial amount for charity, and enjoy ourselves at the same time.”
David Wills, of the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, said: “It was a really successful day and all three of the charities will benefit hugely from the money raised.