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Francis Kirk Golf Day

Denton-based Francis Kirk Group has held a successful charity golf day raising an impressive £5,500 for Francis House Children’s Hospice.

The event at Davenport Golf Club was the first in a series of fundraising initiatives by the engineering and fastener firm on behalf of the charity.

Attracting over 80 golfers the day was packed with opportunities to win spot prizes.

Francis Kirk drew sponsors for every hole and sourced a selection of auction and raffle prizes with the support of Old Trafford, Ollier Photography and Arighi Bianchi in Macclesfield.

Enjoying a sunny afternoon the golfers also had the chance to use Mulligans, another fundraising initiative, whereby up to 3 shots can be taken again for £5.

Managing director of Francis Kirk Group Tom Kirk said: “The weather was perfect and we had fantastic support from players and sponsors. It was a pleasure to organise.”

Francis House events manager Lucy Thompson, who helped run the day, thanked everyone involved: “The atmosphere was great and people were very generous with their donations and bids. All the money raised will go directly to the hospice which gives the children, young adults and their families the care they need. We could not do it without monies raised from events like this.”

Francis Kirk Group is a fifth generation family business and will celebrate 150 years in business in 2018. From its purpose-built 24,000 sq ft warehouse and HQ in Denton the company stocks an extensive range of engineering products to customers locally, nationally and internationally and has a manufacturing site in Pune, India.

Tom added: “We wanted to start a golf day that we could run again next year, even bigger and better to mark a special year for us. We were blown away by the enthusiasm of everyone who got involved.”