Businesses boost charity funds with golf event

Local businesses took part in a golfing day which has boosted funds for registered charity, The Emaan Foundation.

The event, which took place at Teesside Golf Club in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, raised more than £1400 for the charity, which was set up by local businessman, Nas Khan, following the devastating floods in Pakistan in 2010.

Nas Khan, managing director of north east-based Jennings Motor Group, said; “We are in the final phase of our £120,000 fundraising target, which is contributing towards constructing a brand new village for the people of Rahim Yar Khan, south of Punjab in Pakistan.

“We were delighted with the response and support from the local business community at our recent golfing event and would like to take this opportunity to thank those who took part.  The day was a huge success and money raised on the day has boosted funds past the £103,000 mark, which is fantastic news.”

A total of eight teams from HSBC, Santander, Global Management, Rutherford Wilkinson, Sanderson Weatherall, Lombard, Heath Lambert and Ernst Young, teed off for an afternoon of birdies, bogies and eagles on the fairway.

Scooping first place was Sanderson Weatherall, closely followed by runners-up, Ernst Young.  Meanwhile the winner for the longest drive was Steve Simpson from Santander and Andrew Guthrie from Heath Lambert won nearest to the pin.

Participants enjoyed a meal in the Clubhouse and later took part in an auction and raffle.  

To make a donation to The Emaan Foundation charity, click on the ‘donate icon’ at the top of the homepage, or if you would be interested in arranging a fundraising event for the charity, contact Bev Stephenson on 01642 209113.