Members of Pickering & Butters solicitors dusted off their golf clubs recently – all in the name of charity – as the firm took to the greens of Brocton Hall Golf Club as part of the ‘Swing fore Katharine’ golf day for Katharine House Hospice (KHH), which helps and supports those who suffer from life-limiting conditions which cannot be cured.
This is the second year that the event has taken place, following the success of the inaugural golf day in 2011. It is the brainchild of P&B, which wanted to help to raise funds for the charity, as part of its role as one of KHH’s TLC (ten local companies), which positions the firm as one of the key supporters for the year.
As well as being the main sponsor of the event, it also helped to organise the golf day, encouraging its clients to participate. In the end, 29 teams took part, raising approximately £5,000 for the charity.
Warren Rigg, partner at P&B, said: “The golf day is a perfect way for local people and businesses to get together, have fun and raise money for a very worthy charity at the same time. That’s why we were happy to help to organise and sponsor the event again this year, which was another resounding success.”
As part of P&B’s continued support, later on in the month, the partners at the firm also attended KHH’s annual masquerade ball, at the Staffordshire County Ground, getting into the spirit of things by sporting mysterious masks.
James Lunney, fund-raiser at KHH, comments: “The golf day and masquerade ball are just two examples of how P&B has pledged its support of KHH. Not only did the company purchase a table at the ball, but it has devised its own initiative, with the golf day, which encourages local organisations to get involved, hopefully leading to their sponsorship in future fund-raising activities. This dedication to the charity is what makes P&B’s support all the more important.”