Orbit’s employees and partners have taken to the green and raised £18,000 for charity.
Sponsored in the main by Deeley Construction and AC Lloyd, over 150 guests teed off at the housing provider’s regional summer golf day, raising thousands of pounds for mental health charity Mind and type 1 diabetes charity and research funder, JDRF.
Mark Hoyland, Orbit’s Chief Executive and George Obeng-Manu, Orbit’s Development Contracts Director and golf day organiser (pictured below), presented the cheque at the Group’s head office in Coventry.
Mark said: “I am delighted to present Mind and JDRF with this generous donation in our seventh year of holding the event. Over the years, the popular event has raised £166,000 for our chosen charities and I’d like to offer special thanks to all of our sponsors and participants who made this year’s golf day a resounding success.”
Nigel Mansfield, Chief Executive of Mind commented: “I would like to thank all involved in such a fantastic event. It was a great opportunity to have some really open conversations about mental health. The monies raised will enable us to extend our work further, specifically with public facing local businesses, providing training and resources for them to feel comfortable talking about mental health, reducing the associated stigma and sharing information about how to get access to the right support.”
The golf day also included a gala dinner, raffle and evening entertainment. All contributions to the raffle were also added to the final donation.
Jayme Balossino, Midlands Regional Fundraiser at JDRF added: “We are extremely thankful to Orbit for choosing to support us at this year's golf day. There are over 400,000 people living with type 1 diabetes in the UK and as a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals and companies like Orbit to help us continue our vital life-changing work.”
Orbit is one of the largest housing groups in the country with a growing property portfolio of over 42,000 homes across the Midlands, East Anglia and the South East. It is a leading developer of affordable living, providing high quality, good value homes for affordable and social rent, serving over 100,000 people across the country.