On the 8th July Capgemini hosted another successful charity golf day now in its 10th year and this year’s venue being Stoke Park Golf Club in Slough, Berkshire. A fun-packed day was attended by our employees, clients, partners and supporters. A huge thanks go to our sponsors; Rackspace, NSC Global, Box, Guidewire, SAS & Egencia without whom the day would not have been so successful. The day’s sport helped to, raise funds for youth charity The Prince’s Trust, one of Capgemini UK’s national partners. Hosting the proceedings was none other than journalist and BBC Breakfast presenter, Naga Munchetty.
Overall, the day raised £30,000 and volunteers from Capgemini’s Million Makers team aiming to raise £10,000 over 6 months as part of a corporate challenge. The Million Makers helped out by acquiring some auction and raffle prizes, and on the day selling raffle tickets and providing club cleaning services for the golfers. Several members were auctioned off in the morning as caddies/golf aficionados!
Nigel Walsh, Head of Insurance UK and Community Engagement Executive Sponsor (Left), has been supporting the event over the last couple of years. “It’s a fantastic day out which brings together many of our partners and clients for some good old networking but also for a great cause supporting disadvantaged young people,” he said. “It always amazes me to hear a personal account from a Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador at the event who turned their life around with the help of The Prince’s Trust. So, to all our partners, sponsors, event team and volunteers, thank you for supporting such a fantastic cause and making it yet another successful Capgemini UK Golf Day.”
For the second time in three years cloud computing company Rackspace won the team event with a fabulous score of 85 points, with Paul Haggerty’s Capgemini team finishing second with 82 points. Richard Pink’s team finished third with 81 points. Declan Griffin and Malcome Clarke finshed with 26 points each; with Declan winning on the count back (a method of deciding the winner in the event of a tie by awarding the participant with better score in the latter part – 9 holes in this case).
Thanks again to our sponsors NSC Global, Box, Rackspace, SAS, Guidewire and Egencia.
Monju Meah, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Team & Capgemini Million Makers Team 2015