Crisp sponsored a Pro-Am charity golf event at Buckinghamshire’s Stoke Park and raised £156,000 for the world’s leading charitable funder of Type 1 Diabetes research – JDRF.
There are 1.5million+ adults and 220,000+ under 20s affected by Type 1 Diabetes in both the UK and US. The money raised will go directly into JDRF’s world-class research to cure, treat and prevent the autoimmune condition and provide information for children, adults and parents living with it, at all stages from diagnosis and beyond. The company has supported the work of JDRF for the last three years and last year raised a total of £146,000.
The Pro-Am charity golf event involved 33 teams of three golf enthusiasts and a PGA golf pro to play the famous Championship course. Whilst team entry fees started the fundraising pot, a silent auction for the likes of a Canada Goose jacket, a jeroboam of Lanson champagne, and a signed rugby union shirt, took the grand total up to £156,000!
Adam Hildreth, Crisp’s CEO, said: “The JDRF UK Pro-Am charity golf day is one of the days I look forward to most in my calendar and I’m so proud that we were involved in raising such a significant figure for the charity. The protection of children is where we started here at Crisp, and this annual event is an opportunity for us to help children in yet another way.”