Monday 13 July 2009


The Pulman Golf Day at Chester Le Street Golf Club in Durham has raised more than £10,000 for a children’s charity and a local hospital.

The charity event, organised by Pulman Volkswagen in Durham, saw 80 golfers tee off to raise money for Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital and the NSPCC.

Sponsors, including Adidas, who supplied the golf balls and shirts, Stone Technical Services and Whitfield Building Services, all contributed to the fundraising success.

Signed sporting memorabilia attracted high bids during the evening auction which included a Kevin Pietersen bat, Shay Given shirt and Sir Garfield Sobers bat.

Pulman Volkswagen brand manager Michael Lines was delighted with the success of the event.

Michael said: “We would like to thank all the golfers and sponsors for making this year’s event such a phenomenal success.

“It was a great day enjoyed by everyone involved and it has set a tough precedent for next year’s event.”

The winning player from team Eos, David Towler from Hadston, Northumberland who works for Mount Grace Insurance, was awarded a trophy, a Callaway golf bag plus a VIP Newcastle United match experience in the director’s box at St. James’ Park.

For further information contact Sue Foster at Connect PR on 01902 714957 or email

Picture caption: Winning player, David Towler (centre) received his trophy from Michael Lines, brand manager Pulman Durham (left) and Simon Sumner, brand manager Pulman Sunderland.

The Freemans Hospital provides pioneering expertise in transplant surgery for adults and children as well as delivering a wide range of advanced, patient-focused healthcare to patients from Newcastle, the North East and beyond.

The NSPCC children’s charity aims to wipe out child abuse by protecting children from cruelty, support vulnerable families, campaign for changes to the law and raise awareness about abuse.

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