Recycling Lives gets into the swing of things with our Charity Golf Day

Recycling Lives and a large number of its corporate partners made the best of the good weather by striding out on the company’s annual Charity Golf Day!

The event, held at Preston Golf Club, was an opportunity for Recycling Lives to show its appreciation to the corporate partners who support the company in both its commercial and charity ventures.

The day kicked off with a light lunch on the course, with Recycling Lives Residents volunteering as caddies to assist the golfers in aid of the charity. Like all the best events, the day finished up with a delicious three-course meal and some evening entertainment, including a prize auction, a raffle and some stand-up comedy from “The Govenor” himself, comedian and compere Tony Jo.

Teams from over 20 companies turned up on the day, with every one of the 63 attendees ready to fight hard and compete for glory on behalf of their organisation. And, while it’s difficult to say whether any of the golfers represents a real threat to sportsmen and women competing at a professional level, there were plenty of laughs and a good number of prizes – as well as some rather dashing Olympic-themed medals! – to be had during the presentation at the end of the day.

Generous local companies provided some great raffle prizes and auction lots to encourage our golfers to dig deep, and Recycling Lives would like to thank everyone who donated and helped make this year’s Golf Day such a huge success.

For the auction lots, we’d like to say a big thank you to:

Joe Taylor from Allied Lighting, Steve Broomhead and Danny Jackson from Recycling Lives, Grenville Higgins from Ashvin Metals and Graham Dunford from Wheeldon Brothers

And, for the fabulous raffle prizes, we’ve got the following companies to thank:

Freedom Travel in Longton, The Hair Spa, Excalibur Car Wash, Penwortham Golf Club, Preston Golf Club, East Z East, Golden Ball, Dr Oetker, San Marcos, Manchester United and Appliance Tech.

Equally importantly, the generosity of the attendees on the day raised a staggering £1,600 for the Recycling Lives charity, which provides homeless and unemployed individuals with accommodation, training, education and work experience opportunities in a bid to help them back into independent life.  As a number of the Residents from the Recycling Lives charity volunteered to help out at the Golf Day, attendees got to hear their stories and chat to them about how Recycling Lives is helping them to change their lives for the better.

As the positive feedback pours in from the companies who attended our Charity Golf Day this year, Recycling Lives would like to offer its sincere thanks to all those who attended. As with previous years, the event has shown how generous our corporate partners can be, and how eager they are to support the vital work our charity undertakes. So, a final thanks to:

SPAR, PDM Services, ISG, Nwes Trailers, JWS Waste, Wheeldon Brothers, Equity Housing Group , Herbert T Forrest, John Turner, Nortons, NWR 2004 Recycling, Yorkshire Metals, Celsa, James Hall, Depol Associates, Ashvin Metals,Novelis, HML Trimet, Waterford Investments, BAE Systems, Seward Precision, MI Technology, Shanks, Nab Group and König & Meyer

Each and every contract that Recycling Lives wins helps the company to fund vital new resources for its social welfare charity. The support that we receive from our corporate partners, both in the form of commercial contracts, and training and work experience opportunities for our Residents, is what helps make our charity the award-winning entity it is today.