Transport operators from across the East Midlands and East Anglia joined local Scania dealer TruckEast, for their 2016 Golf Day.
TruckEast took the opportunity of the Golf Day to raise money for SENSE, a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. They support both families and individuals struggling with sensory difficulties; an experience that can bring a sense of alienation and isolation to those that suffer. As part of the fundraising activities, TruckEast organised a ‘Lose your Senses’ putting challenge throughout lunchtime, designed to give players a small glimpse into the world of deafblind individuals. Golfers were blindfolded and given a set of ear defenders to wear before being asked to make a put, 30 foot from the hole.
Harley Coulson, TruckEast Sales Director, commented: “We were delighted by the uptake in our Putting Challenge so a big thank you to all those that took part. Not only was it truly a challenge for our golfers, but it enabled us to raise awareness on a different level for the worthy cause that SENSE supports.”
Following on from the day’s relaxed atmosphere, the evening event entailed a drinks reception accompanied by a three course meal, presentation of the golfing awards and charity raffle. Over the course of the event, TruckEast and its customers were able to raise in excess of £1000 for SENSE.