SMH Group raises over £7,000 for MNDA in third annual charity golf day

SMH Group, the Yorkshire and Derbyshire based firm of chartered accountants and business advisers, have raised over £7,000 for their charity of the year, the South Yorkshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), at their annual charity golf day, which took place at Chesterfield Golf Club in September 2023.

The tournament, expanded to 29 teams for its third year, included teams of four from local businesses, all competing for a range of prizes on the day, with the team from Freeman Bennett Jewellers coming out on top claiming first place.

Organised by Ross Jordan, Partner of SMH BullockWoodburn, who form part of the SMH Group, the day gave clients and close contacts of the firm a great opportunity to take up some in-person networking, as well as being the catalyst to raise funds for a very deserving local charity.

The MNDA is a charity close to many people at the SMH Group, as it supports individuals and families battling the devastating impact of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). With no known cure, the MNDA plays a pivotal role in providing essential care, support, and research funding to improve the lives of those affected by MND.

Ross Jordan, Partner at SMH Group comments: “As a progressive company by nature, we wanted to make this year’s charity golf day bigger and better than ever. After the success of our first two events, we had a big target to aim at and we’re absolutely thrilled to have smashed it, raising more than three times the amount we did last year.

“This was achieved by opening the event up to more sponsors, who we can’t thank enough for their kind donations of tee sponsorship, competition sponsorship, raffle and auction prize donations, as well as all 29 teams who donated to take part – we couldn’t have done this without you!

“We had a lot of keen, and competitive, golfers take part, which made for a very entertaining day with the individual on course competitions, as well the overall team competition for first, second and third place.

“A big well done to the team from Freeman Bennett Jewellers who finished in first place, along with Ben Conlan of Graywoods and Cath Lake of Services Design Associates who won the longest drive competitions, Andrew Sharman of Services Design Associates and Paul Trudgill of Virgin Money who won the closest to the pin competitions, and Shaun Smith of Sheffield Steelers who won the simulator closest to the pin competition on hole 7 at the iconic Pebble Beach course.”

Ross concludes with messages of thanks: “SMH Group have been supporting our local branch of MNDA for a number of years, so it’s a pleasure to be able to hold this event again and raise a great sum of money for the charity. We’d like to extend our thanks to the MNDA charity team who helped out on the day with the raffle, our marketing team who helped make sure the day ran smoothly, as well as some fantastic local organisations who donated raffle and auction prizes, who we have publicly thanked via our social media channels.

“We’re looking forward to making next year’s event bigger and better already!”

Paul Hebblethwaite of MNDA South Yorkshire Branch adds: “The raffle, together with the other fundraising taking place across the day raised over £7,000 thanks to the generosity of SMH Group and the golfers.

“Thank you for choosing to support the MNDA charity and in doing so, enabling us to continue to help people living with MND in the South Yorkshire area.”

The South Yorkshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Society can be contacted on 0114 265 3774 or by visiting:

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