Getting into the swing for charity

University of Wolverhampton staff are hitting the fairways to raise money for local charities.

The annual University golf day is being held at Perton Golf Club in Wolverhampton on Friday May 11th 2012 and will feature 18 teams made up from staff, businesses and partners.

The event is to help raise money for the Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton’s charity appeal. This year the Mayor, Councillor Bert Turner, has three nominated charities.

These are the Compton Hospice, the Wolverhampton Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society and The Acute Medical Ward for Dementia at the city’s New Cross Hospital.

The event is being organised by Paul Hampton from the University’s School of Technology. He said: “We’re hoping to raise more than a thousand pounds from the day with the entry money and various raffles and auctions.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to bring the University together with businesses and other partners across the region for a worthwhile cause.

“I’d like to thank all those people who have committed to being involved and all those companies which have been so generous by pledging support, sponsorship or prizes.

“I think it’s really important that we are involved in the local community and have strong relationships with local industry and organisations.”

The main sponsor for the event is Wolverhampton Audi, which is offering a brand new Audi car for the player who scores a hole in one. Other prizes will be available for the best player, team and for the longest drive.

A range of teams will be taking part including one representing the Office of the Vice Chancellor alongside teams from Ruddells Jewellers, Lend Lease, Thomas Vale, DMW, Cardinal Griffin School in Cannock, Severn Trent Water, Mott MacDonald, WMCCE, CDL and Star City.

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