Turning out in force

A short time ago in a golf club not too far away, Kestrel staff teed off at a charity tournament in aid of three children’s charities.

The ‘force’ was strong, with almost 200 golfers raising £10,000 at the golf day and evening dinner organised by Norfolk-based DMD Installations.

Held on May 4, better known as Star Wars day, Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Norwich welcomed stormtroopers and droids to the course as more than 30 teams competed.

This was the third annual charity tournament organised by DMD Installations, which has now raised a total in excess of £30,000.

The proceeds were donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital, children’s charity The Stanley McLean Trust and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.

Steve Bowden, national sales manager of DMD Installations, which specialises in large commercial roofline projects, said: “We are very grateful to Kestrel for supporting us again this year in what was undoubtedly the biggest and most successful tournament so far.

“We look forward to making it even better in 2019 to help raised more money for these worthy causes.”

Kestrel sales and marketing director Owen Thorogood said: “As a business we are always keen to support charitable organisations and were delighted to put a team together for the tournament.

“Our golf clubs may have been less effective as a lightsaber, but we battled it out well on the course and thought the entire day really was out of this world.”