Chartered accountants and business advisors, Ellis & Co, have held their fifth annual golf day, raising vital funds for ‘My Name is Not Cancer (MNINC)’.
The event, held at Sutton Hall Golf Club, Cheshire last month, was a great success with nearly 30 local businesspeople raising £400 for the Wrexham-based cancer support organisation, which was established in March 2011 by Fiona Fletcher in memory of her daughter Megan, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at just 20 years old.
The funds raised will be directly invested into publishing 4,000 new copies of the MNINC Publication, a leaflet written and inspired by Megan which is distributed to hospitals throughout the North West and elsewhere in the UK. The leaflet gives helpful advice to cancer patients and their families, friends and carers on how to cope with cancer and retain a sense of identity.
Sutton Hall Golf Club, hosts of the event for the fifth year running, is an 18 Hole, 6618 yard, 72 par golf course situated in the picturesque village of Sutton Weaver, boasting suburb views over the Weaver Valley. It played host to 10 teams on the day with the overall winners being Jonathan Seddon of Illingworth Seddon Chartered Financial Planners, Stuart Bowker of Lock Stock Self Storage and John Farrell of Ellis & Co.
Fiona, Chief Executive of MNINC, said: “I am so grateful for all the support, advice and professional guidance from Robert Ellis and his wonderful team at Ellis and Co.
“In order to meet demand for the MNINC Publication and overall concept, I have been looking at several avenues of growth and opportunity and am delighted to say that thanks to the recent Ellis & Co donation, our publication will soon have a digital flipbook situated within a dedicated MNINC online platform. This will be available nationally and the aim is to enhance the user experience and move forward with the growing needs of a young person living with and beyond cancer.
“The generous support of organisations such as Ellis & Co have made this possible. My sincere thanks once again to Ellis & Co - every donation makes a difference.”
Max Faulkner, Sutton Hall Golf Club’s Manager, said: “The Ellis & Co annual golf day is one of those key events in the golfing calendar which businesspeople across the region most look forward to every year.
“Robert & his team always organise a very enjoyable day in support of MNINC.”
Robert, Principal at Ellis & Co, said: “We are delighted to support MNINC for the fifth consecutive year of our fundraiser golf tournaments in the stunning surroundings of Sutton Hall Golf Club.
“We are always pleased with the level of support that we gain at our annual golf day from our clients and other local businesses and wish to thank Sutton Hall Golf Club for all of their support over these past five years.”
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