30 Apr 2012

Iceland Foods has presented a cheque for £100,000 to The Prostate Cancer Charity, following the retailer's annual Charity Amateur Golf Classic day. This brought Iceland's total donations to the Charity over the last four years to more than £420,000.

Tarsem Dhaliwal, Finance Director at Iceland, presented the cheque to Owen Sharp, Chief Executive, at The Prostate Cancer Charity earlier this month.

In September 2011 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 the phenomenal £100,000 for the Charity.

Malcolm Walker, Chairman & 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."

Owen Sharp, Chief Executive at The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: "We are thrilled to have been part of Iceland's Charity Amateur Golf Classic and our thanks go to everyone involved with the event and who helped to raise such a fantastic contribution to our work.

"Each year in the UK, 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and one man dies every hour from the disease. The money raised by Iceland will help us to reach more of these men to make sure they get the support they need, as well as help us invest in research to find the answers for the future."

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

The day, which was the third held in support of the Charity, was topped off by a fabulous formal Gala Dinner. 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. The evening concluded with entertainment from top comedian Jason Manford.

Iceland is delighted to confirm that it will again be supporting the Prostate Cancer Charity at its annual Charity Golf Day in 2012.

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