England rugby stars James Haskell and Phil Greening joined forces with Plumb and Parts Center and its suppliers to raise £14,000 for charity by holding an auction.
Guests were joined by the England pair, with suppliers donating items to bid on. These included a signed South Africa rugby shirt, a tour of Twickenham and a signed glove from golf legend Colin Montgomery.
Earlier in the day, teams from Plumb and Parts, Baxi, Bristan, Fernox, Grundfos, Honeywell, Ideal Standard, Stelrad, Just Trays, Mira Showers, Myson, Sentinel, Worcester Bosch and Twyford Bathrooms battled it out on the golf course, with a charity hole, sponsored by Fernox, on the 17th for donations.
The money raised was split between two charities, specialist care centre Castel Froma, and Armed Forces charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which was established in 2010 by Nikki Scott, whose husband Corporal Lee Scott was killed in Afghanistan.
Castel Froma helps people disabled by brain conditions live fuller lives. It cares for up to 500 people, aged between 21 and 93, with brain injuries, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity to help children of men and women killed serving in the British Armed Forces. That doesn’t necessarily mean killed in action in Iraq or Afghanistan, it can be an illness or accident as well.
The annual event was running for its third year, and is organised by Sean Collins, National Accounts Director for Plumb and Parts Center.
He said: “We’re delighted to be able to support two great charities, and help them carry on their incredible work. I’d like to say a big thank you to all the suppliers who attended the charity day, and were so generous with their donations.”
Please visit www.castelfroma.org.uk/ and www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/ to find out more information about the charities, and to make a donation.