Yet another great event put together by the Tile Giant team. Tileasy enjoyed a fantastic day meeting many people with in our industry and playing some questionable golf. This was all in aid of a great cause “Parkinson’s UK” where £10,000 was raised.
See below statement from Ian Savage the corporate relations manager.
On behalf of Parkinson’s UK, I would like to say a huge “Thank You” to everyone involved in organising, hosting, participating and/or sponsoring the Golf Day.
The partnership we have with Tile Giant has raised over £100,000 in less than 18 months, and we never cease to be amazed by the hard work and dedication the team put into their fundraising. I know that a great number of suppliers and other business contacts were involved in this event as well, and so thanks you to you all for being involved.
I am delighted to say that thanks a pledge by The Monument Trust (a Charitable Foundation who have supported Parkinson’s UK for many years) we are now able to DOUBLE every penny raised by Tile Giant in 2014, which means that we will actually receive a donation in excess of £10,000 as a result of the golf day – a fantastic achievement.
All the funds raised on the day will be supporting specialist Parkinson’s Nurse posts in areas which currently don’t have any provision. A specialist nurse really is a lifeline for someone affected by Parkinson’s, and we are campaigning really hard to end the postcode lottery that currently exists. By the end of 2015, we aim to ensure that everyone in the UK who needs one, has access to a nurse, and the funds being raised by Tile Giant are helping us to achieve that. We pay the first 1-2 years’ salary of a newly established nurse, on condition that the NHS will then commit to funding that post permanently thereafter. In this way the money you raise today is providing a long term legacy, which means people affected by Parkinson’s will still be getting the benefit from the Nurses you fund in 10, 20, 30 years’ time.
Once again many thanks indeed for supporting the Tile Giant Golf Day, and for raising much-needed funds for Parkinson’s UK.