The annual Charity Day organised by BOSS Business Supplies Charity (BBSC) achieved a remarkable feat by raising an unprecedented £17,200 to provide vital financial assistance to individuals in need within our industry.
The fundraiser took place at the Belton Woods resort in Grantham, where more than 100 enthusiastic participants either enjoyed playing golf in the sunshine or relaxed indoors at the spa. The day culminated in a buffet dinner and the now famous auction and raffle.
A generous spirit
BIC’s Jon Simmons emerged victorious in the individual golf competition, earning him the esteemed Tim Holmes Trophy, which was presented by Tim’s son Andrew. Meanwhile, Team 1 from Fellowes, consisting of Nick Brown, Russ Brown, Rich Hogg and Tim Browning, secured a triumphant win in the
In a stroke of luck, Highlands’ Gary Clark accomplished a rare ‘hole in one’ during the day’s events. To honour tradition, Highlands generously fulfilled his obligation to buy celebratory drinks for everyone at the clubhouse by making a substantial donation to male mental health charity MANUP?
Thoughts of Tim Holmes and the recently departed Steve Bilton were palpable throughout the get-together, with auctioneer Steve Hilleard delivering a touching tribute to the latter. He emphasised the importance of safeguarding mental health and announced a portion of the raffle donations would also be directed towards supporting MANUP?
BBSC Chair Martin Wilde acknowledged the outstanding contributions from across the industry: “The charity is so grateful for the support it receives for this event, with many companies sending golfers, spa attendees, raffle and auction prizes and very substantial sponsorship. Thanks to their help – and that of our Patrons – we have raised more money this year than ever before and will be able
to assist even more families going forward.”