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Virgin Money Golf Day raises £26,000 to help tackle blood cancer


  • All money raised for Virgin Money’s Corporate Charity Anthony Nolan
  • The event took place at Slaley Hall in Northumberland

The Virgin Money Charity Golf Day, featuring players from Newcastle Falcons rugby squad, has raised more than £26,000 for Anthony Nolan.

The event, which took place at Hexham’s Slaley Hall on Tuesday (27 August), saw more than 20 teams compete over a round of golf before enjoying dinner and a charity auction.

Auction lots, all of which were donated by the participating teams, included dinner at Virgin’s Kensington Roof Gardens and lots raised in excess of £13,000, which will be matched to at least £26,000 by the Northern Rock Foundation.

Brian Brodie, Virgin Money’s Customer and Distribution Director said: “The day was excellent for all involved and we were lucky enough to enjoy tremendous weather throughout.

“Thanks to the generosity of the teams, Anthony Nolan can use this incredible amount of money to recruit more life-saving bone marrow donors to its register.”

Laura Parsell, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager at Anthony Nolan added: “We are so grateful to Virgin Money for their generous support of Anthony Nolan through their charity golf day.

“Anthony Nolan is Virgin Money’s charity of the year and we have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and passion shown by staff so far. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and to the staff at Virgin Money who put so much effort into organising the golf day.”

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