Framework Golf Day raises more than £10,000

19 Jun 2013
by Neil Skinner

Golfers from across the Nottinghamshire business community swung into action yesterday to raise more than £10,000 for homeless and vulnerable people.

Fourteen teams of four players took to the immaculate fairways and greens at Beeston Fields Golf Club to take part in the fourth annual Framework Golf Day.

The event, sponsored by Actons Solicitors and Robert Woodhead Ltd, brought together representatives from more than 20 local businesses who – united by their shared passion for the game of golf – made the most of a friendly networking opportunity.

On the course competition was as fierce as ever as the players battled it out in a keenly-contested best-ball Stableford points competition. For the second year in a row victory went to the ever formidable Russell Scanlan team. The runners up were the Nottingham Building Society, followed by Care Training East Midlands in third.

Andrea Carver, Framework’s Partnership and Events Manager, said: “Framework’s golf day is always a pleasure to organise and to host. Many of our teams come back year after year and that means a great deal to us as a charity.

“Their desire to help homeless and vulnerable people in their communities is clear, but the superb facilities on offer at Beeston Fields continue to provide a big draw. Once again the golf was taken very seriously, but, as ever, it was the convivial atmosphere amongst the teams that really made the day so special”

The event was concluded by a three course meal, a raffle and the presentation of a new winner’s trophy.

Glenn Slater, Business Development Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd, explained: “This is the fourth year that we’ve had a team but our first time sponsoring the event. Our association with Framework goes back more than ten years as a building partner, but it was a visit to an AGM that made me realise how important its work was. It made me realise that it is about far more than buildings and that homelessness really can happen to anybody.

“It’s been a great day and really good fun. We’ll be back next year and one day we will finish in the top three.”

Simon Dakin, Director of Actons Solicitors, added: “There are a lot of charities out there that do wonderful things, but having the opportunity to support a charity that supports people in our local community is very rewarding for us. This was our fourth year as sponsor and we had another really good day. It was just a shame that we didn’t put in a vintage performance on the course!”

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