ABP has fundraising down to a tee

October 2, 2015

The Hargreaves team join ABP organisers Rebecca Chase, Steve Williams and Jonathan Williams for the first tee time. 

Associated British Ports (ABP) recently held its fourth annual charity golf day at Immingham Golf Club and raised an impressive £3,300 for the organisation’s 2015 Charity of the Year along with two local charities which were nominated by employees.

With over 120 customers, port agents and ABP employees taking part, the golf day proved to be more popular than ever.

Jonathan Williams, Operations Planning Supervisor and golf day organiser said: “Events like this are a great way to raise much-needed funds for charities and we are always overwhelmed by the fantastic support we receive year after year.”

He continued: “Customers, suppliers and staff all take time out from their busy schedules to tee up for the event and with their continued support, we are able to make a real difference.”

The event was organised to raise vital funds for ABP Humber’s Charity of the Year Carl Giblin, who was diagnosed with MND in 2013 at the age of 28, and the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) which is one of the world’s leading centres for research into MND and supports Carl by providing cutting-edge treatment.

The ABP Humber’s Charity of the Year is due to receive a third of the funds with the other two thirds going to local charities. This year, the two nominated charities were the Amethyst Suite, a cancer treatment ward at Grimsby’s Diana Princess of Wales Hospital and secondly, the Grimsby Town Football Club Football in the Community Charity will also receive its’ fare share of the donations.

The enthusiasm of the teams refused to be dampened by the typically Autumnal weather and the event was enjoyed by all involved.

Hoping to putt their way to victory, regular attendees Hargreaves came 29th in the event. Regardless of the score, John Burks, Managing Director UK for Hargreaves still enjoys backing the event. He said: “Having enjoyed an excellent relationship with ABP for many years, the annual charity golf day offers us a great opportunity to support a worthwhile cause in good company. Just don’t mention the standard of the golf!”

Over the past four years, the golf day events have raised a staggering £16,000 in donations for ABP’s nominated charities. In the past, the event has supported charities such as St Andrew’s Hospice, Children’s Sleep Charity and the local branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.