Warwick company’s golf day raises £43k for Make-A-Wish charity

Tulip's Kerry Varney, Garth Murphy, Make-A-Wish volunteer, and Chris Thomas, CEO of Tulip Ltd

Tulip's Kerry Varney, Garth Murphy, Make-A-Wish volunteer, and Chris Thomas, CEO of Tulip Ltd

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A Warwick-based company has helped golfers to swing into action to raise tens of thousands of pounds for a children’s charity.

Food supplier Tulip Ltd, whish has its head office at Warwick Technology Park in Gallows Hill, held the event at the golf day Helidon Lakes Golf Club near Daventry and raised more than £43,000 for Make-A-Wish.

The fundraising day, first announced at Tulip’s inaugural ‘Winning Together’ supplier conference, included 31 teams and the opportunity for participating companies to sponsor Tulip board members to act as caddies.

Tulip’s Supply Chain Director Michael Sondergaard said: ““We had the idea of hosting a golf day where we could bring our suppliers together at an informal event as part of our initiative to develop stronger relationships, and felt it could also be a great opportunity to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity, Make-A-Wish.

“We were absolutely blown away by the generosity of everyone who took part, who managed between them to raise a staggering £43,000 on the day.

“There was an awful lot of fun had by all, however I must admit that there was also a fair amount of competitive spirit on display as well.

“I and my fellow colleagues on the Tulip board auctioned our services to act as caddies on the day, which was incredibly popular with our suppliers.

“I won’t reveal exactly which one of us achieved the highest bid, if for no other reason than to spare the blushes of our CEO Chris Thomas.

“The money raised will enable Make-A-Wish® to grant around eleven wishes for seriously ill children and their families across the UK, giving the whole family precious time together by creating magical memories to cherish for years to come and I would like to thank everyone who took part in making the day such a huge success.”

Tulip is now well on course to achieve the target it set itself to raise £100,000 for Make-A-Wish and anyone interested in finding out more about the charity and the work it carries out for seriously ill children and their families can visit its website.

Visit www.make-a-wish.org.uk