The Prostate Cancer Charity scoop a fundraising ‘hole in one’ thanks to Iceland Charity Golf Day

Iceland Foods and The Prostate Cancer Charity 'teed' up for success at the retailer's annual Charity Amateur Golf Classic day. More than 250 suppliers, playing in teams of four, enjoyed a day of golf, followed by a Gala Dinner, which was attended by over 340 guests, raising more than £100,000 for the leading men's health charity. 

The event, now in its nineteenth year, took place at Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire and begun with a challenging day of golf which saw teams from a number of leading companies take part, including McCains, Proctor & Gamble UK and Arla Foods. Suppliers not only participated in the Golf Day, but also supported Iceland Foods through sponsorship alone.

The day, which was the third held in support of the Charity, was topped off by a fabulous formal Gala Dinner, on 8th September. Following a Champagne reception, guests were given the opportunity to bid for a wealth of 'money can't buy' experiences in a live interactive auction. Lots on offer ranged from an array of sporting experiences from a box at Manchester United, tickets to the British Grand Prix to quirky lots such as afternoon tea at Claridges with Stacey Solomon. The evening concluded with entertainment from top comedian Jason Manford.

Malcolm Walker, Chief Executive at Iceland, said: "We would like to extend a big 'thank you' to everyone involved with the event, which raised such a tremendous amount of money for The Prostate Cancer Charity. As always, it was a fabulous day, and Iceland is delighted to continue its support for the excellent work that the Charity does for those suffering from the most common cancer among men in the UK." 

Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: "The Iceland Charity Amateur Golf Classic is such a fantastic event, and we're thrilled to have been a part of it. Every year in the UK, 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and the money raised by Iceland will go towards helping these men, as well as investing in research in prostate cancer. On behalf of everyone at the Charity, I would like to thank everyone involved for such a sizeable contribution to our work."