Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Golfers Tackle Bowood

[caption id="attachment_4111" align="alignleft" width="640"] The winning Infor team[/caption]

Organisers Holly Cresswell-Jeal (Marketing Executive) and Helen Rose-Johnson (PA to Directors) ensured The Consortium's latest fundraising event went with a swing at Bowood, near Calne recently. They organised the popular annual charity golf day on Wednesday, September 12th, with help on the day from Donna Oaten (Graphic Artworker). They take up the story:

[caption id="attachment_4112" align="alignleft" width="300"] John Kershaw in action[/caption]

This was The Consortium’s 8th annual charity golf day and it was lovely to see so may familiar faces. The day is always enjoyed by many and after last year's torrential rain all day, we had our fingers crossed for sun this year. Despite a quick down pour the day remained dry for the golfers.

We had 67 golfers who attended the event - from suppliers, staff and customers - with an additional 20 diners joining us just for the evening. We had various competitions around the course including nearest the pin, the longest drive and beat the pro – there were three happy golfers that day who did in fact beat the pro!

[caption id="attachment_4115" align="alignright" width="300"] At the dinner and presentation evening - one of the Smiths News teams takes 3rd place[/caption]

More people joined us in the evening for a three course meal, prize presentation, raffle and the customary heads or tails game.

We still have money coming in although so far it looks like we raised over £1,000.

We have raised over £5,500 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance this year, smashing our target of £4,000 and we still have three months to go!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Paul Jumps in Feet First to Make Headway

[caption id="attachment_4096" align="alignleft" width="200"] Coming in to land[/caption]

Paul Adams, Distribution Administrator at Birmingham House chose a spectacular way to make his contribution to Community Week by making a Tandem Parachute Jump!

His leap into the unknown raised £300 for Headway, a West Midlands based charity which works to improve life after brain injury.

Paul made his jump on May 18th at Hinton Skydiving Centre, Northamptonshire.

NB We're still keen to hear all your Community Week news, even if it happened a while ago :)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Jo and Teresa Race for Life

[caption id="attachment_4102" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jo and Teresa - with their goody bags![/caption]

We have news from Brum this week!

Jo Hall, Waste Tracker and Teresa Hughes, NRS Supervisor at Birmingham House reminds us that the Race for Life events continue well into the Autumn.

Their event was held on 9th September at Cofton Park in Longbridge. They walked the 5km course in under 1 hour and raised a grand total of £154.00 in the process.

It looked a perfect day for the event :)