Our annual charity golf day has raised £4,300 for UK hunger and food waste charity FareShare Midlands. The event took place at Horsley Lodge Golf Club in Derbyshire on Monday 26th September.

Pictured: ‘Team Freeths’ won the tournament.

21 teams of four from 15 businesses in the Midlands participated in the event, including Barclays, Available Car, Virgin Money and FHP. The day’s itinerary involved an 18-hole ‘Texas Scramble’ tournament, a three-course dinner and a talk from Poppy Gilbert, Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships Manager at Fareshare Midlands, on the charity’s life-changing work.

Fareshare Midlands tackles hunger and food wastage across the Midlands by redistributing food to those in need, from homeless shelters and pensioner lunch clubs to school breakfast clubs and community cafes. Last year the charity worked with over 550 frontline groups across the Midlands to distribute an estimated 16 million meals.

The charity event concluded with speeches and an awards presentation with team prizes, including rounds of golf at Horsley Lodge and The Belfry. ‘Team Freeths’ triumphed on the day, winning the tournament.

Dean Nelson, Business Recovery and Insolvency Partner at PKF Smith Cooper, commented: “We are so pleased that our annual charity golf day has once again proven to be a success. It was a great day of golfing that saw PKF Smith Cooper clients and businesses in the Midlands come together to raise money for a vital cause. I am thrilled that we have raised over £4,000 to support Fareshare’s invaluable work with people in need across the Midlands. I would like to thank the businesses that attended for their support and generosity.”

James Rutter, Relationship Director at Barclays, said: “The annual charity golf day is always a great event and provides the perfect opportunity to entertain some of our most-valued clients and raise much-needed funds for a worthwhile cause. As always, the day was extremely well organised by the PKF Smith Cooper team and we look forward to participating again next year.”

Simone Connolly, CEO at Fareshare Midlands, said: “We are so grateful to PKF Smith Cooper and all the guests at their annual charity golf day. It was incredibly kind of them to use the day as an opportunity to support our work at FareShare Midlands.”

As the cost of living crisis continues to deepen, and vulnerable families across the Midlands find themselves struggling even more, we will keep fighting to get good quality surplus food to them. Without the support of companies like PKF Smith Cooper, we simply couldn’t do this – we thank them for their generous and thoughtful donation.

Simone Connolly, CEO of Fareshare Midlands