Suntera Global hosted a charity Golf Day on 21st May at Castletown Golf Links, where they raised £20,270 for Hospice Isle of Man.
The event saw 22 teams brave the elements to compete for prizes such as the longest drive, straightest drive and nearest the pin. The overall winners were Peter Thomas, Martin Derbyshire, Paul Reid and Chris Westerman, narrowly pipping the team of Jane Holt, Bronwen Raatgever, Julie Amphlett and Lynda Simpson, who did manage to claim the coveted title of best outfits with their Pink Ladies theme.
The event also raised significant funds through the raffle, which saw prizes such as a session on a golf simulator and an auction which included a helicopter ride kindly donated by Yellow Helicopters auctioned off, with £9,000 raised by three highly collectible “wallababy” statues from the Hospice’s Wallabies Gone Wild trail.
Mark Reynolds, Suntera Global’s Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of their Isle of Man office, commented: ‘We are delighted to be able to host our annual golf day this year and raise valuable funds for a well-deserving charity in Hospice Isle of Man.
Supporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) is at the heart of the Suntera Global culture and this event represents an important date in not only our ESG calendar, but now also the social calendar of our support network. After the challenges posed both by lockdowns experienced across the twelve months, it is vital to come together with our colleagues, partners and the community to work towards a great cause.
Hospice Isle of Man is a charity that is bound to touch each of us at some point in our lives, and the amount raised will make a huge difference. I would like to thank our very generous guests for their support and for digging deep on the day to raise such an incredible amount of money. I would also like to thank Castletown Golf Club, Charlie Simpson and Bay Green for such fantastic hospitality on the day; Liam Gilman for giving his time to photograph the occasion; our suppliers and partners who generously donated such fantastic prizes; and all those who made the day such a great success.’
Melanie Kermeen, Director of Income Development and Relationships at Hospice Isle of Man, added: ‘We are incredibly grateful to Suntera Global and their partners for their generosity and for giving us this opportunity to raise vital funds. The past 12 months have been a particularly challenging year for fundraising and this support from Suntera Global is hugely valued and will make a significant difference. We are dedicated to supporting people to live well their way until the end of their life and the support of our community and partners like Suntera Global allow us to continue to offer these services completely free of charge to those who need us.
Over recent years, we have established a great partner in Suntera Global and we look forward to developing our ongoing relationship further as we continue to support our patients and the community into the future.’
Suntera Global have a number of exciting ESG projects coming soon, including a further golf event in Jersey in October with the aim of raising funds for Jersey Hospice.