Teams swing into action to raise funds at Befriend a Child’s golf day

Main sponsor CNR International team members - Left to Right: Nick Neil, Malcolm Mclennan, Marcus Lethaby and Jonathan Morgan

Aberdeen-based charity Befriend a Child brought together a host of businesses for their annual golf day on Friday the 18th of August at Newmachar Golf Club, raising a total of £7,800. 

The money raised at the event will go directly to Befriend a Child, enabling the charity to continue its host of programmes and projects including befriending and mentoring programmes for children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen City and Shire. 

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Sponsoring the event was CNR International as main sponsor and Zenith Energy Ltd as silver sponsor, with hole sponsorship from Peterkins, W M Donald Ltd and EnQuest. 

Barry Duncan, Managing Director at CNR International said: “In line with our core values, CNR International is a firm believer in supporting the local community. We were delighted to be able to support, for the third consecutive year. Befriend a Child is a fantastic local charity, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them in the future.”  

Befriend a Child supports children and young people living in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire through 1:1 and group befriending, mentoring programmes and projects. Over the years Befriend a Child’s provision of programmes and projects has grown and today the charity supports approximately 250 children annually. 

Children can be referred to Befriend a Child for several reasons such as a lack of confidence or self-esteem, social isolation, lack of a positive role model and substance misuse in the family.  

Claire Bain, Senior Fundraising Coordinator: “We want to say a huge thank you to our main sponsor CNR International and silver sponsor Zenith Energy Ltd. Their support means the world to us. We are so grateful to all the teams who attended our annual golf day and helped to make it a wonderful event corporate supporters play a very important role in providing financial support which enables us to continue our vital support to local children and young people living in challenging circumstances.” 

The charity has secured a date for its 2024 annual golf day, it will be hosted at the prestigious Deeside Golf Club on Thursday 29th of August. For further information get in touch with Claire at [email protected] 

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