County Group goes fairway to support good cause

Major South Cheshire employer The County Group swung back into action with a charity golf day to support a cause close to the heart of colleagues.

A charity golf day organised by The County Group was a big success at Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club. Left to right are Karl Garcia, Chris Hoesli, Alastair Christopherson and Andy Worth from the company’s first team

The insurance specialist drew 14 teams of golfers from across the region to a tournament staged at Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club in Crewe to boost funds for the mental health charity Mind.

A grand sum of £2,740 was raised which included a very generous bid at auction by Steve Smith, Managing Director from Guardian Insurance, for the prize of lessons with golf pro Ben Hallam.

Teams, comprising of more than 50 people from businesses such Kindertons Accident Management, GMS Group, Global Risk Partners and Rawlins Insurance, played 18 holes. There were prizes for Beat the Pro, Nearest Pin, Longest Drive, Individual first, second and third and overall team winners. First were Guardian Insurance, second GMS Group and third, Kindertons Accident Management.

Alastair Christopherson, Group Managing Director, said: “Over the years the golf day has raised more than £40,000 for charities nominated by employees at our Crewe office.

“These efforts underline our mission statement of giving back to the community where we live and do business. It fosters team spirit and creates a sense of pride in working for a company that takes its corporate social responsibility seriously.

“Postponed last year due to the pandemic, there was great enthusiasm to organise the golf day and return to the fairways. We were very lucky with the weather, the sun shone for most of the day despite the forecasted rain, making it even better. Well done to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who attended the day.”

The County Group, based on Crewe Business Park, is a long-standing sponsor of Nantwich Town FC and Nantwich Cricket Club. For more information on insurance products go to www.countyins.com