A charity golf day hosted by Aesica Pharmaceuticals raised over £6,000. The event held at Matfen Hall in Northumberland on 30th June was attended by 19 teams of four including members of staff and clients of the global pharmaceutical company and representatives from the two charities.
Aesica chose local children’s charity, Bravehearts of the North East, as one of the beneficiaries of the event. Bravehearts helps sick and disabled children in the North East recognising brave children during their bi-annual awards ceremonies. The charity had their own team at the event headed up by Dave Hodgkins and Jim Knight.
The second charity, Red Squirrels Survival Trust (RSST), was represented on the day by Sally Hardy, the founder of Northern Red Squirrels, a voluntary umbrella group supported by the RSST. Sally headed up the only female team at the event.
Chief Executive Officer of Aesica, Dr Robert Hardy, said “I’d like to thank everyone involved in what was a very enjoyable and successful day. Aesica is committed to supporting the local community and this wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our staff and clients.”
The eventual overall winners were the team from the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) comprising of team members Paul Butler, Phil Hollowood, Richard Tweddle and Paul Gotts.
Over £3,000 was raised for each charity from entry fees, an auction and donations. As well as this, competition prizes were donated by Marriott, Business Travel and Vodaphone.