Discovery Park’s annual Charity Golf Day, held at the Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich, brought tenants from across the site together for a day of friendly competition and fundraising. Over £1,000 was raised for two local charities, Demelza and Age Concern.
A total of 11 teams competed for victory on the famous championship golf course which, along with a raffle and prize donations, helped to raise money for the two charities.
Companies taking part in this year’s event included Communicate PLC, OFP Timber Frame, The Stop Hunter, Brachers LLP, Genea Biomedx, Wave Search, Inspire People, Wealth Planning Associates, Top Villas, Pettit Group and Discovery Park Management.
The event was made possible thanks to the support of sponsors Communicate, Thanet and East Chamber Limited and Kreston Reeves.
After a day of tough competition, Kreston Reeves came out victorious and was named the overall winner of the competition. Communicate PLC came in at second place, and OFT Timber Frames were awarded third prize.
James Manning from Top Villas was awarded the longest drive winner, with Michael Guest from Communicate and Gary Fitchett from Brachers winners of the 3 nearest pin prize.
Kimberley Andersen, Corporate Relations Manager, said: “It’s been another hugely successful Charity Golf Day down at the Prince’s Golf Club, and we’ve raised a fantastic amount of money for both Demelza and Age Concern.
“It’s always great to see our lovely tenants getting together to support the local community. They’ve also been most generous in donating raffle prizes and contributing towards our fundraising grand total – we’ve been very grateful for the support received.
We hope all our competitors enjoyed the friendly competition as much as we did, playing top golf in the sunshine – all while raising money for charity. Here’s to next year’s event!”
Mark Styles, Network Infrastructure Manager, Communicate PLC, said: “Congratulations to Discovery Park for running another successful and most enjoyable charity golfing event. Communicate have enjoyed supporting and participating in these charity events since the start.
“This is our sixth year and is one that I’ll remember for sure. Perfect weather conditions, my lack of lost balls, and yes – I actually hit some straight for once, and came a pleasing 2nd overall for the team.
“Yet again, the friendly atmosphere and spirit of all the participants and organisers contributed to the goal of raising money for the chosen charity, well done all and I’m already looking forward to next year.”
In addition to the fun and games of the competition, competitors were also given an insight into the difference that both Demelza and Age Concern make in the local community.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides care and support for seriously ill children and their families across Kent, while Age Concern provides a social life-line to elderly people by way of meet-ups, care and advice.