NINE of Lancashire’s top businesses pledged their support to Recycling Lives by helping to raise £1750 by taking part in a charity golf day.
Company directors from RBL Construction, Pete Marquis Contractors and Plant Hire, KPMG, Eckersley, Printoff Printing, Napthens LLP, Macmillan’s of Penwortham, DSJ Shipping and Recycling Ltd and Work Place Centre entered teams of four into the charity event at Pleasington Golf Club, in Blackburn.
The charity golf day, held on Friday, was organised to raise awareness of the opportunities social welfare charity Recycling Lives creates for homeless and disadvantaged members of society, through education, training and work experience.
During registration each of the teams were served breakfast and handed a Recycling Lives goody bag.
This was followed by a Caddy Auction which saw many of the Recycling Lives Residents and staff sold off to the highest bidder for the day.
A massive £340 was made from the caddy auction alone.
Each of the teams began their 18 holes of golf with a shotgun start.
Once their rounds had finished, the teams made their way back to the club house ready for the prize giving presentation, speeches, silent auction and three course evening meal.
Liam Morrow, from Morrow Brothers Ltd, received a prize for both the Longest Drive and for winning the Nearest the Pin competition.
Carolyn Cooper, from Macmillians of Penwortham won the ladies Longest Drive competition and the best individual Stableford score went to Len Cross, also from the Macmillians of Penwortham team.
The best team Stableford score was awarded to the Recycling Lives Limited team made up of Danny Jackson, Terry Jackson, Alasdair Jackson and Christopher Wylie.
Recycling Lives Founder and Chairman, Steven Jackson said: “Over the past 18 months Recycling Lives has achieved so much. We have had 20 people through our doors looking for help and approximately 50 per cent have now fulfilled their ultimate goal of achieving full time employment and independent living.
“All of our success could not have happened without the support of companies like those that took part in the Recycling Lives golf day.
“I hope every business and company we work with is as proud as me, for the part they have played in our Resident’s success.
“Our plan is to now identify 10 new sites across the Northwest in the next two years; before going on to roll out a national development programme of 50 centres nationally.”
Prizes for the event were donated by Pleasington Golf Club, Procter and Gamble, Barrica Wines, Booths, Protec, BAE Systems and San Marco Italian Restaurant.