Sheffield taxi firm’s golf day raises cash

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Staff and drivers at Mercury Taxis in Crookes, Sheffield, have raised almost £5,000 for two of the city’s biggest children’s charities at the company’s Charity Golf Day.

The annual event, held at Dore and Totley Golf Club, saw teams from many of Sheffield’s best-known and businesses enter in support of Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

The tournament was won by a foursome from Napoleons Casino and Restaurant, Ecclesall Road, and the victorious venue also hosted the day’s presentation evening which saw Owls legend David Hirst play MC for the firm’s raffle and auction.

The star attraction to go under the hammer was a signed jersey from Sheffield Olympian Jessica Ennis, which went for a huge £500 to a private bidder – bringing the total amount raised from the day to a whopping £4792.39.

The firm is now organising a sky dive in September which will see 20 staff, friends, family and colleagues make the leap from the skies.

Manager Ian Godbeher said: “We can’t wait for the skydive now - although it will probably be a bit more nerve-wracking than teeing off on the ninth!”