Sheffield firm swings into action for charity

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Golfing enthusiasts from a Sheffield roofing specialist have helped to raise hundreds of pounds for local charity.

Staff from Martin-Brooks, along with friends and professional partners, raised almost £1,500 during the company’s annual golf day competition.

To mark its 25th anniversary, the company has pledged to raise £25,000 for local charities.

A total of 69 golfers took part in the competition, with proceeds edging the firm closer to its fundraising target.

More than £15,000 has been raised so far by the company, based on Ross Street, Darnall.

Held at Renishaw Park Golf Club, near Sheffield, the 18-hole Stableford competition was won by IBN Construction. Second place went to the team from Forticrete Concrete.

Prizes were also presented for longest drive, the putt nearest the pin and to the three individuals with the most points, which was again topped by IBN’s star player, Wayne Parkin.

Dale Wright, Martin-Brooks’ contracts director, who organises the annual competition, said the number of golfers taking part is growing each year.

He said: “I would like to thank the colleagues, friends and professional partners who helped boost our fundraising by giving their time so generously to our golf day.

“Each year, the number of participants grows and it is now regarded as a staple event in our charity calendar.”

Charities set to benefit from the fundraising by Martin-Brooks include Amy’s Retreat, Catcliffe MS Therapy Centre and Broomhall-based Cavendish Cancer Care.

Other recipients include, Sheffield Talking News, St Vincent’s Furniture Scheme, The Rowan School, Norfolk Park Special School, Help for Heroes and Sheffield Institute Foundation’s motor neurone research centre.

Previous fundraising challenges include five staff battling through 12.5km of mud and obstacles at a Total Warrior event, to raise £850.