Samaritans fundraising event on 8 August at Rotherham Golf Club

ROTHERHAM, 04-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Samaritans is appealing for local businesses to support a very special fundraising event on 8 August at Rotherham Golf Club, which is home to 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett.

The day will see teams from South Yorkshire and beyond taking to the course in order to compete for the tournament title.  Win or lose, everyone will be entertained with dinner, trophy presentations, a charity raffle and auction in the iconic clubhouse.

The event is the brainchild of Rotherham businessman Mark McGrail, whose specialist environmental services firm supports a range of community initiatives in the town, including soup kitchens.

Mark McGrail said: “The aim of the Rotherham Charity Golf Day is to raise as much money as possible to support Samaritans’ life-saving work.  Life is tough, and these are uncertain times, but no one needs to go it alone with their problems.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed or like you’re just under too much pressure, Samaritans will listen and help you work through your problems – there is hope. It could be work, family, relationships, money – anything at all. By raising funds with this event, we want people to have a great day to remember, and go away knowing they’ve done something amazing that could help someone they know further down the line.”

There are a range of ways that local individuals and organisations can get involved in this fantastic event, from sponsoring a hole to donating prizes for the auction and raffle.

Samaritans’ Events Fundraising Manager, Hannah Dumbleton said:  “Samaritans responds to more than 5.4 million calls for help a year, and we rely on donations to run our services and train our volunteers, who are  based in 201 branches all over the UK and Ireland, including Percy St in Rotherham. We are so grateful to SME and all those who are playing or supporting this event. It’s going to be a brilliant day of golf on a well renowned course, for an incredible cause.”

If you would like to know more about sponsoring this event, or to donate an auction or raffle prize, please email Scott Roberts, Operations Manager at SME Ltd

For further information, photos and interviews, please contact Samaritans’ press office on 020 8394 8300 or


Image caption: Clubbing together: SME employees and fellow soup kitchen assistants Mark McGrail, Scott Roberts, Luke McGrail and Mark Hague  

Notes to editors:

  • For further information on the Golf Day, and how to enter a team, please contact Scott Roberts –
  • SME Ltd provide a wide range of services from environmental recovery to sensitive reclamation (Home Office controlled drugs license holders), with fully licensed facilities to gain the best environmental returns, ranging from historic and sensitive projects, commodity extraction, rail services including rail reclamation, site clearances, bridge and structure removal (NWR rail approved contractors), electrical recycling (WEEE) destruction
  • Anyone can contact Samaritans, you don’t have to be suicidal. Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), email, or to find details of your nearest branch.



Samaritans fundraising event on 8 August at Rotherham Golf Club

Samaritans fundraising event on 8 August at Rotherham Golf Club


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