Newcastle based networking group Golf in the City (GITC) put their sporting skills to good use and raised £12,000 for the Eagles Community Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Formed two years ago, GITC comprising of more than 80 golfers who share a passion for the sport and the North East community.

Their inaugural charity-led golf event was held at Slaley Hall on Friday 19 May, where the day’s golfing was followed by dinner, prizes, and a fund-raising auction.

This year the two charities benefited from the event with all funds raised split equally, ensuring that the proceeds will directly benefit young people in the North East.

“We are thrilled with the outcome of our first charity-led golf event, which raised £12,000 for the Eagles Community Foundation and the Teenage Cancer Trust,” said Marc Millar, partner at North Wealth Management and co-founder of GITC.

“Our goal was not only to enjoy a day of golf and networking but also to make a positive impact in our local community. We are grateful to all the participants, sponsors, and supporters who contributed to the success of this event.”

The resounding success of the initiative has inspired GITC to plan another charity-led golf event in 2024, with the aim of making it an annual event. They hope to continue supporting local charities and fostering a sense of community through their love for golf.

The group provides regular opportunities for golf enthusiasts to come together, forge connections, and enjoy the camaraderie of the game. GITC is committed to giving back to the local community through charitable initiatives combining their love for golf with helping good causes.

Matthew Brady, solicitor at Muckle LLP and committee member of GITC, said: “The GITC committee is thrilled to support the two charities that provide brilliant work in our local North East community.

“Our event, combining a golf day and evening entertainment, was a great success. The Committee would like to extend their gratitude to their employers for their continued support.”

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