Ex-England football star Chris Waddle joins Kier for charity golf tournament
Published by Elizabeth Pokorny for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities, Health
Kier tees off for charity
Ex-England football star, Chris Waddle, joined employees from Kier Sheffield for a charity golf day to raise money for a number of local good causes. The day, held at the Phoenix Gold Club in, raised more than £450 for local charities helping to boost funds raised so far this year by the Sheffield based repairs and maintenance providers, Kier Sheffield.
Thirteen teams of four attended the golf day and the winning team was from Sherwoods Recruitment with an individual winner and two ‘nearest the pin’ awards. Prizes were presented by Chris Waddle. The teams included a mix of Kier staff from various branches, clients and suppliers. The golfers enjoyed glorious weather on the day and the event concluded with a pie and pea lunch in the clubhouse.
Earlier this year, staff at Kier Sheffield completed their third annual sponsored cycle challenge, supported by Northgate Vehicle Hire, cycling from Lands’ End to John O’Groats to raise money for local charities. The outdoor cycle was supported by an event at Ponds Forge in Sheffield, where the objective was to exceed the mileage from John O’Groats to Lands End within a five-hour period.
These challenges have collectively raised more than £1,400 with more sponsorship expected to roll in over the next few weeks. The funds from these events will be added to those from the golf day and shared between Kier Sheffield’s three local charities; Bluebell Wood Hospice, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Lane End Farm Trust, along with its new charity partners for 2012; Darnall Dementia Group, Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, and finally The Kier Foundation, whose corporate charity partner is Barnardo’s.
Kier regional managing director and cycle team member, Simon Bullen, said: “Having Chris Waddle at the golf day created a really buzz among the teams and we had a great time while also raising money for some really worthy local causes. At Kier Sheffield, we employ more than 980 people from the surrounding area and by supporting local causes we are helping to give something back to the communities in which we live and work. A big thank you must go to everyone who has taken part, sponsored or supported us to make these achievements possible.”
For more information on the Motor Neurone Disease Association visit www.mndassociation.org on the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice visit www.bluebellwood.org on Lane End Farm Trust go to www.lanendfarmtrust.co.uk on Darnall Dementia Group go to www.darnalldementiagroup.co.uk on Whirlow Hall farm Trust go to www.whirlowhallfarm.org and on The Kier Foundation go to www.kier.co.uk/foundation