Charity funds raised at golf tournament

Veka’s Independent Network recently hosted a golf tournament, which gave members the opportunity to network and raise money for charity.

Veka Group’s head of partner programmes Karen Lund said: “Here at Independent Network, we know that meetings don’t need to be held in the board room to be valuable. We encourage all our members to join in with a host of social events that allow them to have fun while learning from each other and the IN team at the same time.”

35 golfers were welcomed to Telford Golf and Country Club, where seven prizes were given out: four coveted accolades and three not so serious awards: Best Team went to Goliath Homeworld; Jeremy Proctor from Frames Conservatories Direct was crowned Best Individual; Jeff Dunn from Glazerite claimed Nearest to Pin; Ian Bowman from Northfield Glass took Longest Drive; the outfit worn by Turner Windows’ Craig Turner led to him being named Outstanding Golfer; Steve Cody from Mister Windows took home Best Effort; and Veka’s own Matthew Adaway won the Hole in Ten trophy.

The raffle held on the day raised £425 and will be a welcome boost to the fundraising efforts of three Veka directors who are taking part in the Turf Moor Sleep Out for three charities: Emmaus Burnley, Jane’s Place, and Burnley FC in the Community.

“2018’s Golf Day was a great success and we’re already looking forward to our next big networking events, which include the ever-popular IN Members’ Weekend and the IN on Tour annual trip abroad,” Karen said.