PRESS RELEASE: Co-op’s golf day raises over £600 for British Red Cross

it really was a day filled with fun!

Broken Cross Co-op Funeralcare has raised £640.55 as part of a charity golf event, to generate funds for British Red Cross and their partnership with the Co-op to tackle loneliness and social isolation across the UK.

A total of 16 golfers played through the course at Macclesfield Golf Club, and a tombola, champagne lottery and hamper raffle followed. There was also a 4-ball auction, where the prize of a round of golf for four players at a top local course went to the highest bidders. All proceeds from the activities went to British Red Cross.

Julie Burgess and Gillian Crawford, Funeral Arrangers based at Broken Cross Funeralcare in Macclesfield, organized the event, which was held at Macclesfield Golf Club on 9th September.

Commenting on the day, Julie Burgess said:

“Gillian and I loved organising this event, which we hold every year for a different local charity. It is always very well-received by the local community, and it was clear this year that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Most importantly though, we helped to raise a lot of money and awareness for a cause that needs more support across the UK.”

Loneliness affects millions of people, with research by the Co-op our revealing that one in seven Co-op members and customers, regardless of their age, background or community are affected by the issue.

Tracey Crich, Senior Community Fundraiser for the British Red Cross, added:

“Activities like these that engage the whole community are a really effective way of raising awareness of the serious issue of loneliness in the UK. The money raised will help us provide vital care and support for people experiencing or at risk of loneliness., Thanks to the Co-op Funeralcare team at Broken Cross for their hard work with this event.” 

The winning golf team

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