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Local charities benefit from inaugural golf day

Three local charities have benefitted from the inaugural Charity Golf Day organised by Borough of Poole’s Building Consultancy Team. 

The event, which was held at Bulbury Woods Golf Course, was supported by over 50 local builders, developers and designers and raised over £2,700 for charities. 

Teams of four golfers battled it out to win a range of awards including the top three teams, nearest the pin and longest drive. Congratulations go to BAC Building Services, Travis Perkins and Joshua Developments for winning the first, second and third placed teams respectively. Nearest the pin prizes were awarded to Stuart Parker, The Dorset Boys, Dave Peach, Holton Homes, Andy McDonough, Dove Developments and Julian Flower, Green Roof Company. The longest drive was won by Paul Davies at Holton Homes. 

Andy Holmes, Building Consultancy Manager, Borough of Poole, said: "This was a great networking event to raise the profile of Building Consultancy and our local developers who we have worked closely with over the years. We would like to say a big thank you to the teams that took part and the sponsors, including the main sponsor Penton Motor Group. This event was so successful that we will shortly start arranging our next golf day which will be held in the autumn."

At a special reception the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Ann Stribley, presented £1,100 to each of the two main charities, Poole Lifeboat Station and Dementia UK and a further £511.67 to Bankes’ Charity, which organises the Bankes Charity Football Cup donating any money raised to local good causes. 

The Mayor of Poole, said: “On behalf of Poole's Building Consultancy Team I was privileged to present cheques to such worthwhile charities. This was a perfect example of a team having a good time but yet remembering and raising funds for others who need help and consideration. Well done Building Consultancy."

Paul Taylor, Crew Member at Poole Lifeboat Station, said: "With Poole Lifeboat Station celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015, we asked businesses and companies to take part in a 150 for 150 challenge, where they were encouraged to raise £150 for 150 years. We were pleased to hear that Poole's Building Consultancy Team would take on the challenge and arrange a golf day. 

"We were delighted and surprised to be presented with a cheque for £1,100 and we would like to thank Building Consultancy for their efforts. The money will go towards the running costs of Poole Lifeboat Station ensuring that the volunteers who man the lifeboats can keep Poole Harbour and the approaches safe."

Slobodan Skakich said on behalf of the Bankes Charity Cup Competition: "It was lovely to be chosen as one of the recipients for the donations. We are a longstanding charity which has been going since 1889 specialising in supporting individuals and small local charities which are often overlooked. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the day from Poole Building Consultancy."