The movers and shakers of the South West construction industry came together to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West at the third annual Girling Jones Golf Day last week.
The event at Exeter Golf and Country Club on September 23 raised a massive £9,000 for the charity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021.
Exeter-based construction recruitment consultancy Girling Jones is a huge supporter of CHSW, raising thousands of pounds since the company was established more than 10 years ago. The first golf day in 2018 raised £7,500, while the 2019 event raised £8,700.
Staff have also taken part in our Ride for Precious Lives cycle challenge, ran marathons and half-marathons and organised office bake-offs. They raised £2,500 doing a Lands’ End to John O’Groats static cycle challenge outside their offices on the quayside in Exeter in 2017 and have even visited the Little Bridge House children’s hospice in North Devon to lend a hand giving the gardens a tidy (see video below).
CHSW area fundraiser Henrietta Olsson said: “Local businesses help CHSW in so many different ways and the team at Girling Jones Ltd are a shining example of how corporate support can make such a difference to the lives of the children and families we support.
“What started out as a Charity of the Year partnership has developed into the firm fundraising for us for a number of years.
The energy, fun and endless enthusiasm of each member of the Girling Jones team is what makes them so very special to us.
"We really can’t thank them all enough."
Simon Girling, Managing Director, said: “The team love supporting CHSW. Their regular challenges and events are part of the culture here at Girling Jones and play an important part in our team building and office morale. Also, as a South West based business, who better to support?
“Thanks to all our guests who made the golf day truly special. A big well done to everyone who won a prize on the day and huge thanks also to everyone who donated prizes and their time on the day, as well as our headlines sponsors Exeter Brewery, Helston Garages, Kensa Group, Quba Solutions, Fossil Coast Gin for their generosity and support.”