21st September 2020: A local networking group hosted their only fundraiser of 2020 due to COVID and raised hundreds for Teamwork Trust.

Nine businesses took part in the Corby Business Group’s (CBG) annual Golf Day in aid of Teamwork – their chosen Charity of the Year.

Over £750 was raised through kind donations and a silent auction at the event, which ran a little differently this year due to social distancing measures at Priors Hall. The money will now go towards helping autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

Andrew Farnham, The Secretary of CBG said: “We had no idea when we chose Teamwork as our Charity of the Year that 2020 would turn out the way it has, and we are just delighted we were able to still host our annual Golf Day and raise some much needed funds. We have been unable to host fundraisers in the same way this year because of the pandemic, and this will almost certainly be our only event. To have raised this much is fantastic.

“Teamwork’s Business Development Manager is a longstanding member of the Corby Business Group, so we are very aware of the great work they do in the community.”

The teams, who were all Corby companies, were: P A Geotechnical Ltd, Potter Learoyd, RS Components, David Watson, Telford Mann, Elba and Broadbent Thompson. CBG and Teamwork Trust also put forward teams.

Teamwork’s strategic director, John Bruce said: “We are very grateful to Corby Business Group for choosing us as their Charity of the Year and for continuing with their Golf Day plans despite the circumstances.

“2020 has been a challenging year for charities, but the support of the business community – who are facing their own struggles – is so uplifting. Thank you to everyone who took part.”

The top scoring team was Corby-based manufacturers, RS Components.

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