Crowborough-based Newman’s recent golf day raises £3,000 for “Burning Nights”, a charity which supports people with the little known Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome.
Newman, who are normally best known for their IT, print management, dictation and telecoms integration, turned their hand once again to hosting a golf day. The wind blew wild and the rain teemed it down, but that didn’t deter the teams of intrepid golfers who boldly took the elements in their stride at the Nevill Golf Club in Tunbridge Wells.
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. CRPS typically develops after an injury, a surgery, a stroke or a heart attack. The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. Some 300 people a week in the UK are diagnosed with this debilitating condition, there are no known cures and little research is undertaken in the UK.
Throughout the day, participants who came from businesses across Kent, Sussex and Surrey took part in fun competitions such as longest drive, nearest the pin, hit the green to double your money nearest the pin in 2 and heads and tails to raise valuable funds, whilst also having the opportunity to network.
The charities founder Victoria Abbott-Fleming is a double amputee as a result of the condition:
We are trying to reach out to more people with this condition, as a small charity every penny donated counts. Some of the money raised from the Newman golf day will go towards the UK’s first CRPS Information Centre, where patients and their families can come and speak to other patients as well as getting help and advice about living with the condition. We will also be bringing in a psychologist once a month for patients to access free of charge.
Click to find-out about Burning Nights and CRPS.
For more photos from the event see Newman Business Solution’s website: www.newmanbs.co.uk.
A provisional date for next years event is already in the diary for 25th September 2020. In the same year Newman will be celebrating 40 years in business.