In memory of former Plumbing Trade Supplies Business Manager and devoted charity fundraiser Mark Grant, who passed away last year, PTS recently held a charity golf day that successfully raised over £3,000 for the SAMH and Cruse Bereavement charities.
Mr Grant, who worked as a Business Manager at PTS in Scotland for more than five years, was the driving force behind many annual charity events held at Bonnybridge Golf Club, of which he was a member. PTS staff decided that it was only right to continue Mr Grant’s good work, and so organised the event this year in his name. It was held at the very same club.
“Mark sadly passed away one year to the date of the charity event, and we felt that we could not let the day go unnoticed. Mark was not only a valued friend and colleague, but also a dedicated charity worker, so we felt that holding the same event in his name was the best way to honour his work,” said Kevin Dermidy, Regional Director Scotland for PTS Plumbing Trade Supplies.
The £3,000 charity money achieved by the event was raised through golfer entry fees and raffle tickets. Water treatment specialist, Sentinel, kindly donated the winner’s trophy, as it has done for many years while Mr Grant was organising the event. Gary Campbell, Sentinel Area Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, and Mr Grant’s mother awarded the trophy to the victorious ‘Team Rio’, which took inspiration for its name from Mr Grant’s favourite band, Duran Duran.
While the forecast had threatened heavy rain all week, the day of the charity event had beautiful weather with lots of sunshine, giving the 64 golf players and supporters an excellent outing, aiding to the success of the charity golf day.