Transport firm raise record amount for childrens charity.
A fundraising golf day held by Wolverhampton-based logistics specialist Pallet-Track Ltd has raised a record £9,735 for its 2017 charity partner WellChild. The annual charity event, which is now in its 12th year, was held at Morley Hayes Golf Club, Derbyshire, and saw 72 players, across 18 teams, compete on the course before enjoying a celebration dinner, prize-giving event, raffle and auction.
The teams were invited from Pallet-Track’s Wolverhampton headquarters, the pallet network’s members and its partnering organisations. This year’s winner was H Crabtree Ltd, with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics runners-up. The putting competition was won by PGS Global Logistics Ltd’s David Critchlow, while Paul Dillon, from Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd, took home the prize for nearest to the pin and James Ward (pictured), a guest of James Wilby Ltd, celebrated winning the longest drive.
Nigel Parkes, managing director at Pallet-Track, said: “Our annual golf days have always been very successful, with last year’s raising £7,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust, but to raise £9,735 for WellChild this year is superb.
“We were thrilled to welcome back so many of our members, partners and suppliers to take part in the day. We’d like to thank all of the players and teams, as well as our tee and event sponsors – Towergate Insurance, Deker Solutions and Vigo Software – for their continued support of our fundraising efforts. It has been another fantastic year for Pallet-Track, with the acquisition of Horley Road Services Ltd and the nomination of WellChild, a thoroughly deserving cause, as our 2017 charity partner.”
WellChild, whose patron is Prince Harry, provides much needed support to the growing number of children and young people living across the UK with serious or exceptional health needs. Through a nationwide network of children’s nurses, home and garden makeover projects and family support services, WellChild makes it possible for these children to be cared for at home with their families, instead of hospital.
WellChild senior fundraiser Kate Acutt confirmed the money raised through the golf day is enough to pay for 400 hours of specialist care and support by a WellChild Nurse to help get a child home to be with their family.
The Pallet-Track team will continue to raise money for WellChild throughout the year. For more information on the charity, visit www.wellchild.org.uk/