We’re delighted to confirm that BromGolf 2016, our largest fundraising event of the year, has raised an incredible £8,802 for our YouCan Foundation.
It is the second year Bromford has match funded ‘£ for £’ the £4401 net total raised by colleagues and business partners at Birmingham’s Shirley Golf Club on 8th September 2016.
YouCan is our fund to enable people to bring their ideas to life to help their communities. Every penny raised will now go towards helping customers unlock their potential by giving them the opportunity to bid for grants of up to £300.
Head of business improvement Richard Hicks, who helped organise the event, said: “Another successful year and we are extremely grateful for the 18 teams from our business partner community, some attending for the first time, along with teams of Bromford colleagues, making it a total of 23 teams taking part which exceeds last year. We had some amazing donations and gifted promise items which we were able to raffle and auction to raise extra funds.”
How did the day unfold?
Yet again the golf day basked in brilliant sunshine as everyone gathered early to energise themselves with a delicious breakfast before heading out. We had teams from Bromford, iTracking, R&R Fixings, MIS-Active Management Systems, Jewson, Novus, Stafford Industrial Supplies, Gilmore Building Supplies, J Tomlinson, Hewer FM Ltd, Valliant, David Wilson Homes, Worcester Bosch, City Electrical Factors, Akzo Nobel- Dulux, Ian Williams Ltd, Cirencester Intruder Alarms, Augusta, Myson Radiators and Fernox.
After a light lunch, the agenda of the day moved on to some more fundraising activities. As a result of kind donations by our business partners we again had some great items to auction and raffle and, along with the putting competition, we raised £860 on the day.
The winning team with an excellent score of 84 points was Fernox. The top Bromford team came in with a very respectable score of 63 points – well done to Dave Round, Adam Jenks, Ian Williamson and Kevin West.
All in all a great day was had by all.
Check out how people have used YouCan grants so far, maybe you’ll get some inspiration.
We’ve also put all the photos from the day on Flickr. And that’s it…another record-breaking year for BromGolf.
If you have an idea that a £300 grant could help with, why not get in touch?