The organisers of a charity golf day have thanked West Way for their help in making the event a huge success.
Every year, the charity WellChild hosts the ‘Ed Chamberlain Golf Classic’ in order to raise funds to support families with seriously ill children, and West Way are proud to support the cause.
Representatives from the company were in attendance at the Belfry Hotel and Resort, Sutton Coldfield, to support WellChild at the ninth annual event.
This year WellChild were able to raise a massive £50,000, and have raised nearly £500,000 since the inaugural event in 2014.
West Way provided two challenges to players on the day – a hole-in-one challenge and a longest drive challenge.
Much like previous years, West Way sponsored hole seven on the resort’s Brabazon course, offering all players the chance to win a brand new Nissan Qashqai with e-POWER if they played a hole-in-one.
Unfortunately, nobody was able to achieve this, but stars such as AP McCoy took a look around and admired the vehicle.
The ‘longest drive’ challenge was inspired by the lengths that some families have to go to in order for their child to receive treatment.
West Way promised to donate £5 for every yard of the longest drive. The winning drive, by Simon Lucas, measured 281 yards, meaning Simon raised an incredible £1,405 on his own!
Mark Lane, West Way’s Group Used Car manager, who joined Team West Way to play on the day, said: “We were very happy to be attending the Ed Chamberlain Golf Classic to raise money for WellChild, who we have been involved with for a number of years now.
Enjoyed by all
”It was a fabulous day of golf at one of the country’s leading golf resorts, which was enjoyed by all of Team West Way, including England and Bath rugby star, Matt Banahan.
”On what was a tough course with strong winds, we were delighted to return a team score of 71 points, which helped us finish mid-table whilst competing against some very accomplished golfers.
”West Way has also donated ten iPads to WellChild, which will be put to good use in order to support many families across the country who have seriously ill children.”
Matt James, WellChild CEO, said: “We simply cannot thank West Way enough for supporting the Ed Chamberlain Golf Day. Sponsoring the longest drive competition and putting up a car for the hole-in-one prize helps us to provide support which is desperately needed by families across the UK.”