University clubs together for charity
University of Wolverhampton staff teed up more than a thousand pounds as part of its annual charity golf day.
The annual event was held at Perton Golf Club in Wolverhampton last month and featured 18 teams made up from staff, businesses and partners.
This year the event helped raise money for the Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton’s charity appeal, raising £1,300.
Mayor, Councillor Bert Turner accepted a cheque for the money from Paul Hampton, who organised the golf day, and Steven King of Wolverhampton Audi, which was the main sponsor.
The money will go towards the Mayor’s three nominated charities- 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.
Paul Hampton, from the University’s School of Technology, said: “It was a great day and nice to be able to bring together people at the University with businesses and other partners for good causes.
“I’d like to thank all those people who were involved and all those companies which were so generous by pledging support, sponsorship or prizes.
“I have already started planning next year’s and it’d be fantastic to get even more teams involved and beat this year’s fundraising total.”
As part of the sponsorship by Wolverhampton Audi auctioned a prize to drive a new Audi car for a weekend.
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.
Picture Caption (from left to right) The University’s Paul Hampton, Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton, Councillor Bert Turner, Mayoress of the City of Wolverhampton, Kath Turner, Steven King of Wolverhampton Audi.
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