Scunthorpe-based HBP Systems tee off for charity
IN THE SWING: HBP employees Sam Stones, left, and Josh Anderson, prepare for the charity golf day.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 26 May 2017
IT SERVICE provider and software specialist, HBP systems, is to host a charity golf day in aid of local causes this summer.
The event, which will be hosted at Cottingham Golf Club in East Yorkshire, is open to all members of the regional business community and will give attendees the chance to tee-off and talk shop with fellow professionals while raising money for The Sick Children’s Trust in Scunthorpe and Dove House Hospice in Hull.
Cottingham’s 6,453 yard, 18-hole course will play host to the event on Thursday, July 6 and is expected to raise a considerable amount for HBP’s chosen charities with tickets starting at £50 per person and £180 for team entry.
This fundraising effort will go towards a larger total of £10,000 that HBP has pledged to raise for the two charities over the coming years.
Entrants to the event will also be provided with complimentary catering and a charity raffle at the end of the evening.
This is the first year that HBP has held a golf day at Cottingham and it comes as part of HBP – which has an office in Hull as well as its Scunthorpe headquarters – continues effort to support local causes and other local businesses with its re-imagined charity initiative.
This has brought about the formation of an internal charity committee to spearhead numerous fundraising and social enterprises to benefit local charities. They were chosen by members of staff who have seen the work these charities have done.
HBP finance manager Niki Smith was supported when her grandfather was cared for by Dove House during his final weeks.
She said they made him comfortable and allowed the family to spend the time together.
Fellow employee Jonny Pearson was supported by The Sick Children’s Trust when his twins Olivia and Jacob were born prematurely and had to be hospitalised for nearly four months. The charity provided the parents with accommodation close to the hospital so they could be near the children.
The golf day also stands as part of HBP’s newly considered vision of being ‘Best today, better tomorrow’ – a motto that the company have adopted as their personal mantra to embody their emboldened approach to how they work as a business.
Phil Denham, commercial director, is the event organiser. He said: “The charities we have chosen were selected by our staff, so they’re very close to our hearts. We have a number of events taking place internally but our golf day is an excellent opportunity to host a fun day which also raises money for our charities.”
Registration for the event, with tee-off times from 1pm, on June 30. The cost for a team of four is £180 or individuals can sign up for £50. Businesses can also sponsor a tee for £100.
For more information, visit https://hbpchairtygolfday.eventbrite.co.uk
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