Golfers tee up to raise £40,000 for Kwik Fit-backed charity
Kwik Fit | Wednesday 3rd July 2019 2:42pm
- Charity golf day raises almost £40,000 for Children With Cancer UK
- The event is just one of many as Kwik Fit aims to raise £1 million for the charity in 2019
- The event was attended by ex-European Open champion Andrew Murray who gave advice to the 78 attendees.
Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive maintenance and repair company, raised almost £40,000 for Children with Cancer UK at its 2019 Charity Golf Day.
The company is aiming to raise £1 million for the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people at a host of fundraising activities being held throughout 2019.
A total of 78 golfers, including fleet customers, suppliers and senior Kwik Fit staff, participated in the Charity Golf Day held on the prestigious Woburn Golf Club’s Dukes course.
The event was played in a Ryder Cup-style pairs’ format, and during the day the golfers had a chance to take in some expert coaching as they were treated to a putting and short game clinic from ex-European Open champion Andrew Murray.
The almost £40,000 raised from an auction and donations at the event takes the amount of money raised for Children with Cancer UK by Kwik Fit so far in 2019 to more than £250,000.
Andy Fern, fleet sales director, Kwik Fit, said: “The money raised will be of tremendous assistance to Children with Cancer UK. The work it does and the families it helps clearly resonates with our customers, suppliers and staff right across the UK. We had a fantastic day of golf held on a superb course with some excellent golf being played. The fact that it was supporting such a good cause made everyone’s enjoyment of the day even greater. We would like to thank all our industry partners whose commitment was vital in enabling the event to take place.”
The objective of the partnership between Kwik Fit and Children with Cancer UK is to help to fund new family accommodation at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to keep families together whilst children from across the UK receive cancer treatment.
Children with Cancer UK’s mission is to improve survival rates and the quality of survival in young cancer patients and to find ways to prevent cancer in the future. It funds research, works to raise awareness and also provides practical support for young cancer patients and their families.
Fundraising events towards the £1 million target have already included mass participation by staff in the Virgin Money London Marathon, collections at Kwik Fit BTCC race weekends, static bike rides and charity car washes at centres across the country as well as a host of other local events.
Details of the ongoing fundraising programme are being shared via social media, with customers able to follow the company on Twitter at @kwik_fit. Information is also available at https://fundraising.kwik-fit.com.
Ex-European Open champion Andrew Murray tees off under the watchful eyes of the Children with Cancer UK team.
Notes to editors
The Kwik Fit Group is the largest independent automotive parts, repair and replacement specialist in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
Kwik Fit has national UK coverage of more than 600 service centres and 200 mobile tyre fitting vehicles, making it the UK’s leading tyre, exhaust, brake and MoT specialist.
The Group, which includes Kwik Fit Netherlands, as well as the UK operation, was established in 1971 and is now owned by the Japanese Itochu Corporation.
Kwik Fit Fleet is a major supplier to many of the country’s leading contract hire and leasing companies and outright purchase fleets.
The fast-fit company’s status as the corporate sector’s number one supplier for its comprehensive one-stop shop of fast-fit services is underlined by the fact that it has won more than 80 industry and customer awards in its 30-year history.