Charity Golf Day: The Fundraising Continues

11 July 2014

Press Release

 

Futura Group Charity Golf Day sets a new record!

World leading automotive design company Futura Design is delighted to announce that its second annual Charity Golf Day held at the prestigious Forest of Arden Golf Club in the Midlands have topped last year’s fund raising total by more than £5,000.

More than 70 golfers teed off in the less than perfect weather conditions but were soon rewarded with blue skies and sunshine as the early more raining clouds moved off.

Futura Chairman David Abel said 'The Birmingham Children’s Hospital is close to my heart so anything we can do to raise funds for them gets my full support. Last year’s Golf Day was our first and we were delighted to raise £10,000. This year we set ourselves an ambitious target of topping that figure. I am genuinely touched by the generosity of all those people who donated items for our auction which helped us to raise more than £15,000’.

Non-golfers also enjoyed the day, joining the charity event for the evening dinner which was also attended by England and Manchester United player Lee Sharpe, and Harlequins rugby player George Robson.  Petrol heads were also in for a real treat with the UK’s Drag Racing legend Roy Wilding on hand to show off his 2014 Dragster and British Superbike rider Dan Fuller sharing his racetrack experiences and pristine bike with the enthusiastic audience.

Managing Director Paul Cadman said ‘it’s been a great event and we are delighted with the response from all of our guests who have dug deep to support our charity. Raising £15,000 on the day, less than 8 months after the last event was a fantastic effort and we hope to increase that figure even further with our ‘silent auction’ that runs until 18th July’.

Vikki Savery, Public Fundraising Manager for Birmingham Children’s Hospital said: “Thank you so much to Futura for holding their golf event and evening dinner in our honour and to all of those who gave so generously. £15,000 will make a huge difference to the thousands of children and young people who are treated here every year and we cannot wait to hear all about their next fundraising venture!”

The £4 million Children’s Cancer Centre Appeal is the biggest yet for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which aims to improve the lives of the 3,000 cancer patients and their families who are treated at the hospital each year, by totally transforming the cancer unit facilities and accommodation.

The current unit is over 30 years old and the service itself has totally outgrown capacity. £4 million will enable the Hospital to increase the space around patients’ beds, provide better communal areas for families and improve the outpatients’ area, which is now busier than ever before.

To give the thousands of sick children and young people from across the region to have access to the world-class facilities that they need and deserve, donate to Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal today: www.bch.org.uk/cancer_appeal or to find out more about the Futura Silent Auction for BCH, which includes signed Jaguar F-TYPE prints signed by head of Jaguar design Ian Callum, and to bid on one (or all!) of the lots visit http://www.futura-group.co.uk/charity-silent-auction-n-11.html