Equipment distributor ABM Catering for Leisure will be holding its last ever charity golf day on 9 September at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club, near Cardiff.
After 20 years and raising in excess of £62,000 for various charities including Macmillan Nurses, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, Touch Trust; Noah’s Ark; Autism Puzzles and many other smaller local charities, the dealer has decided to call time on the ABM Golf Classic.
“We feel that we have done it now for 20 years and next year the emphasis is going to be put on a cricket sponsorship/charity event,” said the company’s sales director, Andy Bladon.
This year the distributor hopes to raise in excess of £5,000 for two main charities: Velindre Cancer Hospice in Cardiff and Prostrate Cancer Research Wales.
The format of the day will comprise 18 holes of golf, food and beverages on the course plus a four course dinner in the evening.
20 teams of three people, including industry representatives, ABM’s supporters and friends will compete for prizes. Some of the companies participating are Victor Manufacturing, ER Moffat , Lewis Fabrics, Electrolux, Vale Builders Southern, MKN, Carter Lauren Construction, Armada Finance, BPU Accountants and Castle Court Finance.
International sporting stars are also lending their support to the golf contest: Jonathon Davies, past Welsh captain and British rugby league captain, Martin Williams, British Lion and captain of Wales, and Andrew Booth, Welsh rugby player.
Bladon commented: “The day promises to be bigger and better than any other year and supported by many manufacturers, some of which have been involved from the very beginning.
“We would like to say a big thank you for all of the support over the years – more than a dozen local charities have benefited from this.”
ABM has also previously sponsored two of its directors, Shane Gately and John Bennett, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on behalf of Autism Puzzles.