Firm’s golf day in aid of two good causes

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Workers from Kier Sheffield teamed up with other city businesses for a charity golf day to raise money for two good causes.

The event, at Lees Hall Golf Club in Norton, raised more than £500 for the Darnall Dementia Group and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust,

Eleven teams of four took part in the golf day.

The winning team hailed from hosts Kier, with Neil Sidebottom scooping ‘nearest the pin’ and David Whittam from DRW Plastering taking the ‘longest drive’ contest.

The teams included a mix of Kier staff from Sheffield and Barnsley, Westfield Health, CTS and Ashton Building Services.

An event spokesman said the golfers were not put off by a rainy start and went on to enjoy dryer weather as they completed the course; the event concluded with a pie and pea lunch and a prize-giving ceremony in the clubhouse.

Over the last 10 years, Kier Sheffield has raised and donated more than £130,000 for a number of local charities, with employees slimming, baking, running, washing cars, cycling and growing moustaches to name but a few of the activities.

Phil Oades, Kier regional operations director, said: “As a large local employer, working in collaboration with the local supply chain and within customers’ homes, Kier Sheffield understands the importance of corporate responsibility and places it at the very heart of what we do.

“By supporting local people and causes we are helping to give something back to the communities in which we live and work.

“Our role goes beyond simply carrying out a repair; it’s about safeguarding the economic and social well-being of Sheffield and its residents, a responsibility we take very seriously.”