The Midlands annual golf day of one of the UK’s leading wealth management firms has raised almost £10,000 for the Birmingham Community Foundation charity.
Financial specialists Jobson James attracted 18 teams to play in the annual event which was held at Olton Golf Club in Solihull. Quirky competitions on the course together with a raffle and an enthusiastic auction held towards the end of evening added to the fun.
The Birmingham Community Foundation helps to fund more than 950 community and charitable based projects within Greater Birmingham each year. This agenda offers direct support to the regeneration of local communities within the Greater Birmingham area.
Richard Venner, managing director of Edgbaston-based Jobson James said: “The Birmingham Community Foundation was set up just over ten years ago by the city’s business leaders to enable both companies and businesses to invest back in to the city’s community infrastructure.
“I believe that people forget that the backbone of wealth and success in any city is created by a strong infrastructure that sits behind it. This type of framework does not build itself. It needs a commitment from those who live, work and play here to ensure sustainability for the future.
“This has an obvious healthy economic kick back for all who do business. Our forefathers at Cadbury and Lucas led the way in this type of corporate social responsibility and the Birmingham Community Foundation has picked up the baton.
“I have seen the work that the charity undertakes and the transformation of many lives that takes place as a result. Jobson James is delighted to help the charity towards achieving their goal, helping others to help themselves along the way.”
David Bucknall, Chairman of the Birmingham Foundation added: “This gesture by Jobson James reflects a positive business strategy and a healthy corporate ethos. The firm is looking to the future and recognises the benefits that will be reaped by investing back in the community. I take my hat off to their efforts and of course thank all those players who took to the field to play what can be an extremely frustrating game in the name of charity!”