Plymouth solicitors Nash & Co presented a £2200 cheque to the University of St Mark & St John ‘Making a Difference’ programme, which provides young athletes identified as being 'Elite' with access to world-class facilities, coaching, sport science support and national and international competitions.
Nash employees raised the money at their 5th Annual Golf Day, which took place in April at China Fleet Golf & Country Club in Saltash. A total of 80 golfers turned out on the day representing local firms and businesses, with the team competition being won by G-Dig who amassed an impressive 89 points. Runners-up, HM Williams Accountants, were just one point behind on 88 points and third placed Aston Energy on 87 points.
In addition to the team entry fees, funds were raised through hole sponsorship by Fuel Communications, The Oggy Oggy Pasty Company, Mark Holt & Co, Handelsbanken and Print Copy Scan. Furthermore, a raffle took place at the event with prizes kindly donated by local businesses including Natwest Bank, Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Lang Town & Country and We do Golf.
Nash & Co has decided to partner with the University of St Mark & St John to unearth and support the city’s very best sporting talent as a major part of its commitment to encouraging opportunity in Plymouth. Under the arrangement, all the firm's fundraising efforts in 2015 are be geared towards improving opportunities for Plymouth's young elite athletes. Through the allocation of these tailor-made bursary and support packages provided by 'Making a Difference', the city’s young athletes are helped to achieve their full potential without compromising their education.
Stan Cinnamond, Director of Sport at the University of St Mark & St John said: “We are delighted to accept this donation to the Making a Difference Fund, which will assist even more talented young athletes from Plymouth to perform to the best of their abilities in the various events, both nationally and internationally, that they compete in. Thank you to the Nash team and everyone else who was involved in the Golf Day in some way.”
Matt Bryant, Associate Solicitor and captain of the Nash & Co golf team, said: “I would particularly like to thank all of those who supported the event by entering a team, playing, sponsoring a hole, or donating a raffle prize, without whom the event would not continue to be the success it has become.” Matt also thanked the China Fleet club for hosting the event so professionally for the second year running, and all those Nash & Co staff who ensured the event ran smoothly.
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