A local north east business has clubbed together to help raise over £6,000 for the Sepsis UK Trust. Organising a charity golf day held at Northumberlands prestigious Matfen Hall golf course, the event was attended by local businesses and customers of PK Motors.
The fund raising was bolstered by a raffle and auction and a personal Just Giving page and the money raised will go directly towards a £50,000 fund raising campaign, set up by Newcastle based business Drummond Central, in memory of their work colleague Jess McEnroe who sadly lost her life to Sepsis aged just 26 years old in 2017.
Paul Keighley, owner of PK Motors, said, “We are all delighted to support this amazing fund raising campaign set up in memory of Jess.
“Sepsis is a terrible illness and can strike at anytime. It’s truly inspirational that we had so many businesses and customers taking part in the golf day and contributing their hard earned money to this worthwhile cause.
“We all had a fabulous days golf and I wish to thank everyone that took part, contributed to my Just Giving page and helped to organise the day.”
Bernard Bloodworth, Managing Director, Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa said,”We were delighted to host this event for the third year running, which has now become the busiest golf day in our calendar, and it was very pleasing to see so many teams turn out for this worthwhile cause. ”
Beth Hazon, Managing Director, Drummond Central, said, “This is an amazing gesture by everyone connected to the fund raising golf day.
“Sepsis is a charity close to our hearts and this significant contribution from PK Motors will go a long way towards us reaching our £50,000 target.
“We have an active programme of on-going events including staff taking part in the Great North run in September and we won’t stop until we have at least met the £50,000 target.” she added.
The winning teams on the day included Auto Protect Warranties, Dipstick Research, Wilsons Auctions .
Other businesses entering teams were JMF Print, Motor Novo Finance, Volkswagen Lookers, Status Security, Netcall, Tiger Communications, Davison Solutions, The Frontier Group, Tyne Valley Motor Homes, Manheim Auctions, Beecham Peacock, Jobling and Turnbull Ltd, Next Gear Capital, Swalwell Cricket Club, Neeco Ltd, Sunderland Coach Works and Take The Biscuit.
PK Motors is based at Swalwell, Sands Industrial Estate, NE16 3DJ.
For further information on how you can contribute to Drummond Central’s £50,000 fund raising campaign please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/for-our-jess. For further information about Sepsis or how to fund raise or volunteer please visit https://sepsistrust.org/about/.