Target raises £6,800 for WellChild following charity golf day
PUBLISHED: 10:11 10 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:11 10 July 2019
Cheltenham-based communications agency, Target held their most successful fundraiser to date. The team have raised £20,000 for UK children’s charity Wellchild since 2017
For the third year running, Cheltenham-based communications agency, Target, held a charity golf day for WellChild, raising £6,800. The most successful fundraiser yet took the team's total to an impressive £20,000 since adopting the charity in 2017.
Building on the success of last year, 15 teams took to the Brickhampton Court Golf Complex battling it out to win the Target claret jug. In a highly competitive contest, Frocester Group took home the silverware with a total score of 95, just two points ahead of Simplicity. Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive, nearest the pin and beat the pro competitions.
When the golf was finished, the teams all enjoyed a delicious BBQ from Brickhampton's Argentinian grill, and another chance to buy raffle tickets, four ball vouchers or bid on the silent auction. The prize giving ceremony was followed by a speech from Gloucestershire's WellChild nurse, Nina Griffiths, who explained what she does to help seriously ill children be cared for and supported at home wherever possible.
"We chose to support WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children, back in 2017 as part of our 40th anniversary celebrations and since then we've been deeply impressed by their work and felt extremely valued as a partner," said Target's Chairman, Colin Spencer. "It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, made all the better because we raised such a fantastic amount. We'd like to say a big thank you to all the teams that took part, our sponsors and those who donated auction, four ball and raffle prizes."
"To have Target's support for a third year is brilliant and I was thrilled to be there on the day to help present the prizes and draw the raffle," said Nina. "A huge amount of effort had gone into planning it and this was evident by the £6,800 that was raised. We're amazed and delighted that Target have raised £20,000 overall in less than three years, what an amazing team effort. As a charity reliant on voluntary income, it's only thanks to fundraising efforts like this that we are able to expand this vital service to meet the growing demand from children, young people and families across the UK."
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