Volvo Bus charity golf day raises more than £15,000

Volvo Bus hosted its 6th annual Charity Golf Day at the Warwickshire Golf and Country Club to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.
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The event, which attracted over 100 golfers, was attended and supported by Volvo Group employees, as well as partners and suppliers from the industry, along with representatives from the charity. The money raised on the day of more than £15,000 takes the total raised by the Volvo golf days to just under £79,000 since 2009.

Played in glorious sunshine, the day began with breakfast and then moved to the course where players enjoyed a four ball better ball Stableford competition on the Kings Course. After the round, players headed back to the clubhouse for some much needed refreshments before relocating into the dining room for dinner, charity auctions and evening entertainment.

A superb selection of prizes were awarded to winners on the day for their golfing achievements including nearest the pin, longest drive, beat the pro and a putting competition with Volvo Bus taking home first prize in the team competition.

Teenage Cancer Trust exists to improve the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 that are diagnosed with cancer everyday. The charity provides specialist units that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed specifically for them. 

Nick Page, Managing Director of Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said: “Once again we’ve had a fantastic day. We are very grateful to Volvo Bus’ employees and customers as well as the wider industry for their continued support of this event, which enables us to contribute to this life changing charity.”

Emily Cooper, Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust’s West Midlands and Oxfordshire region said: “Once again this is such a fantastic effort from Volvo Bus. We are very grateful to everyone who supported the day. To continue providing the required level of help to the teenagers suffering from cancer we are greatly reliant on income raised by our fundraising events. As in previous years, the money raised will make sure that young people living with cancer in the West Midlands don’t feel so alone.”


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24 May 2016

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Nick Page, Managing Director for Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, Emily Cooper, Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust and Gita Patel Teenage Cancer Trust campaigner.

Notes to editors:

About Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity builds specialist units within NHS hospitals that bring young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. 

Teenage Cancer Trust wants every young person with cancer to have access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis, no matter where they live. Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during cancer treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age by experts in teenage and young adult cancer care, can make a huge difference to a young person’s experience. 

Teenage Cancer Trust relies on donations to fund all of its vital work. Find out more, get involved or make a donation at www.teenagecancertrust.org

Teenage Cancer Trust is a registered charity, no. 1062559 (England and Wales) and SCO39757 (Scotland).