AN EASTBOURNE-based roofing contractor has raised over £10,000 for SERV Sussex (the Bloodrunners) at its biannual charity golf day.
Last Friday (2 August 2019), 23 teams representing local businesses, clients and suppliers, took part in the golf day which was held at the Royal Eastbourne Golf Club in Eastbourne. The competition was tight, with health and safety company, IDP Safety Services, taking home the winner’s title by just one point.
SERV Sussex is a registered charity where volunteer riders and drivers give up their free time providing a valuable service transporting blood, platelets, plasma, biological samples, x-rays, donated human milk, patient notes and medical equipment to hospitals and health service trusts where they are urgently needed. Volunteers use their own vehicles and pay for their own fuel and are on call every night, including weekends and bank holidays.
Business Development Manager Lisa Pickard, who organised the event said: “We are absolutely over the moon with the amount we raised. The weather this year was sunny and warm and the team at the golf club ensured the day ran smoothly. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered a team, donated raffle and auction prizes and sponsored holes, together with other monetary donations towards the event and came along throughout the day offering help and support – there are far too many to mention here so we will be writing a huge thank you to everyone!”
David Duerdoth, SERV Sussex volunteer and Clarke
Roofing employee said: “On behalf of SERV Sussex a huge unreserved thanks to Clarke Roofing for firstly selecting SERV Sussex as their charity of the year, their hard work putting the golf day together and the impressive total raised. Secondly, thanks to all the companies and especially to individuals who donated, bought raffle tickets, and bid on items etc. The money raised will assist with keeping our organisation in good health and go towards the running and replacement costs of vehicles and equipment needs. A huge thank you again to all involved.”