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Henry Boot team tee off for charity at golf tournament

A team from the Henry Boot Group headed to Sickleholme Golf Club in Bamford took part in their annual 'Am-Am' golf tournament in support of The Children's Hospital Charity.

In spite of the pandemic, a great event was held with the teams of four taking to the fairways. The Stableford scoring method was used in the tournament, with two balls per team counting on each hole.

Dave Pearson, Giles Boot, Keith Burns and Tom Marsh donned the name 'The Boot Boys' and enjoyed a glorious day on the course but unfortunately came up short on the scoreboard. 

Volunteer Julie Austin provided welcome refreshments at the halfway point
The scenic 13th hole at Sickleholme Golf Club

The event has been held for over 25 years and this year raised a huge £7,110. Henry Boot has entered a team for the past 10 years - including one tournament success.

Event organiser Ewen Mackinnon joined Sheffield Children's Hospital in 1978 and joined The Children's Hospital Charity's board during its infancy, with his hard work and dedication helping to shape the charity. Ewen was recognised for his excellent work with a special lifetime achievement award from the hospital and charity.

The money raised will boost The Children's Hospital Charity's appeal to build a new Emergency Department, Helipad and Cancer and Leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

We were delighted to once again support The Children's Hospital Charity by taking part in Ewen's event. It is always a pleasure to enter a team and this year, although under difficult circumstances, was no exception. Unfortunately, we didn't come out as the winners but the spirit of the day is excellent and the weather didn't let us down.

Dave Pearson, Commercial Director, Henry Boot Construction 

On behalf of everyone at The Children's Hospital Charity, I'd like to say a huge thank you to the Henry Boot Group for their continued support. Like so many others, our Charity has felt the impact of cancelled events across the community, but we're doing all we can to support the amazing work of the staff at Sheffield Children's Hospital. Thanks to the support of companies like Henry Boot, we can continue to help Sheffield Children's by providing specialist equipment and creating environments that are above the NHS standard.

Sophie Coburn, Corporate Partnerships Officer, The Children's Hospital Charity