A charity golf day organised by our accountancy practice got into full swing yesterday in aid of ‘My Name is Not Cancer (MNINC)’.
The annual competition attracted around 30 companies from across the North West.
Ellis & Co teed off the event at Sutton Hall Golf Club in Sutton Weaver with companies competing in teams of three and four.
The overall winners, who each walked away with a bottle of champagne, included Mike Baird, Senior Relationship Manager for Natwest, Warren Allcock, Director of Prime Cleaning Solutions Ltd and Lee Stephens, Director of 147 Consultants Ltd.
Prizes were also handed out for the runners up, nearest the pin and longest drive with Stephen Bithell, the Director of Northwood Wrexham Ltd scooping the main raffle prize of a game of golf for four at Sutton Hall.
All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to not-for-profit organisation MNINC.
MNINC was established by Fiona Fletcher in memory of her daughter Megan who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the tender age of 20 while studying human biosciences at Plymouth University.
The donation will go towards MNINC’s ongoing campaign to print the ‘MNINC Publication’, a leaflet designed to encourage young people not to lose their sense of self when coping with the disease.
Thousands more ‘MNINC Publications’ will be printed following the golf day and distributed to hospitals across the North West.
Robert Ellis, the Director at Ellis & Co, said: “We are always delighted by the level of support we gain at our annual golf day and as usual it proved to be a great networking success for our clients and other local businesses.
“It was great to see some new faces this year and we were very grateful to those who contributed towards the raffle as the proceeds will make a tremendous difference to cancer patients throughout the region.”