Changing Lives has received a whopping £3,000 donation from the annual United Carlton golf day in the North East.

United Carlton, a North East-based organisation providing managed print solutions, held their annual golf day at Close House in Newcastle-upon-Tyne earlier this month, and kindly chose Changing Lives as the charity to benefit from their fundraising.

Golfers started the day with a bacon roll, before heading to the grand 18-hole golf course to ‘putt’ their skills to the test. Along the way, they had the opportunity to win extra shots and compete against a professional golfer, with all the money raised going towards helping us change lives across the country.

United Carlton’s theme for the golf day was ‘Best of British’, with guests being welcomed to the course by a collection of classic cars and a traditional London double-decker! Golfers got in the spirit of the day by donning their red, white, and blues.

A picture of a golf course with British classic cars in the background

United Carlton’s theme for the golf day was ‘Best of British’, with guests being welcomed to the course by a collection of classic cars and a traditional London double-decker! Golfers got in the spirit of the day by donning their red, white, and blues.

Stephen Bell OBE, Chief Executive of Changing Lives, attended the golf day and was overwhelmed by the support and generosity shown by his fellow golfers. He said:

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to United Carlton, and all of the golfers who have turned out for the event.

“The day has been fantastically organised and great fun, with it all being for a good cause too. The money raised by the golf day will make a huge difference to our life-changing services across the country.”

Following the 18-hole course, guests were invited to a three-course meal at the clubhouse of Close House, which included a charity auction for an enviable prize.

Golfers bid against each other in the hopes of bagging the ultimate British classic car – an Aston Martin – for a full weekend!

John Watson, United Carlton Managing Director, said:

“United Carlton were delighted to offer our support to Changing Lives at our 2017 Golf Day. We have been impressed by the dedication of everyone involved at Changing Lives to literally change people’s lives for the better.”

United Carlton have been supporting UK organisations manage their print services for 30 years, with offices now based in the North East, Yorkshire, and Cheshire.

Close House golf course is the office venue of the British Masters this year, which will be hosted by former World Number 1 golfer Lee Westwood.