Teams from across the region took part in the first annual Business Bowler golf day, which was hosted by Harrow LLP at the Tyneside Golf Club in Ryton.
22 four-ball teams battled around the course and raised over £2,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice in the process.
The event was a ‘business take’ on the popular Trilby Tour golf challenge, which recently held its first event in the north east at Rockcliffe Hall, with all participants being provided with a bowler hat in which they played their round.
The Bowler event was part of Harrow LLP’s participation in St Oswald’s ongoing ‘Raise Your Game’ initiative. More than 20 companies from across the north east went head-to-head in the challenge to see which of them could turn £100 into the biggest possible sum of money over a 12-week period.
Harrow co-founder Nick Rowling said:
“We had hoped to raise around £2,000 from the event, so to exceed that figure, especially when the weather conditions limited the fundraising we could do on the course, is a fantastic effort from everyone who took part”
“Our aim is to make the Business Bowler golf day an annual fundraising fixture in the north east corporate event diary, and the response we’ve had at the inaugural event gives us every chance of doing so.”
St Oswald’s Hospice provides specialist care for local adults, young people and children from its purpose-built facilities in Gosforth, and offers a range of flexible services to North East families, from specialist short breaks for children with life limiting conditions and their families.
No charge is made for any of its services, and its annual running costs amount to £8.5 million, of which £6.5 million must be raised through voluntary giving.