St Andrews staff raise £820 for charity

Over 200 staff and family members from the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews have raised £820 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

At the inaugural Kohler Stewardship summer event, staff gathered for a family barbeque at the Dukes Golf Club overlooking St Andrews to take part in a series of fundraising initiatives.

HR manager at the resort Anna Boag remarked: “Never before has there been more focus on volunteering and joining in to make a difference in your local community and I am delighted that our team have really risen to the challenge to the benefit of such a worthy cause. We’d set ourselves a target for the fundraising – and smashed it.”

Launched by the resort’s parent company, the Kohler Stewardship programme builds on the century-old charitable and community support work that the Kohler Group has taken on worldwide.

“The founder of the company, John Michael Kohler, may have been a shrewd businessman and a clever innovator, but he was also a man of great character,” Anna added.

“The resort has supported CHAS for many years. I visited Rachel House, one of the two CHAS hospices, with a small group of colleagues last week. It provides a real home from home environment for eight families from across Scotland at any one time. It is a truly remarkable place,” she continued.

Regional fundraising manager for CHAS in the east of Scotland Sarah Secombes said: “The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa are great supporters of CHAS. This latest Stewardship event has really shown the generosity of the whole team and we are so grateful for all their hard work. All the money raised will help to support children with life-shortening conditions and their families across Scotland.”

Image: Esther Leaske (centre) being presented with her raffle prize of a helicopter ride for two by Anna Boag (right) and Kohler Group’s Debbie Taylor (left).

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