DOORNBOS are a long-standing and much valued Gold Standard Friend of the Foundation and their annual golf day was held to support MFC Foundation.
The beautiful Romanby Golf Course just outside Northallerton was the venue and the golfers enjoyed near perfect playing conditions.
Coffee and bacon sandwiches greeted the teams on arrival, each player receiving a combined Doornbos and Boro goody bag.
Warm sunshine with occasional light cloud and a gentle breeze accompanied the participants around the rolling course which was, as usual, in perfect condition.
Concluding the day, a Doornbos-organised 21-prize raffle, including a Motocaddy golf bag, Karcher pressure washer and match-issued Boro shirt signed by Paddy McNair and a Boro signed pennant, raised more funds for the Foundation following generous donations, as did a ‘chip into the bucket’ bit of fun between the 9th and 10th and an auction for a squad-signed Boro shirt from the 2021-22 season which was donated by Head Quarters hairdressers.
“We hope everyone had an enjoyable day, whether the golf was kind, well we can’t do anything about that I’m afraid, but we can thank everyone for taking part and supporting us,” said MFC Foundation’s business development manager Paul Shepherd.
“These days are special, and we’re indebted to Doornbos for their continued support and to Romanby Golf Club for looking after everybody.”
Steve Buxton, UK Director of Doornbos who are based in Billingham and chief organiser of the event, explained why he is always keen to support the Foundation, saying: “As a season ticket holder for the past 30 years, Middlesbrough Football Club has always been a large part of my life.
“So the fact I am able to incorporate this with the amazing work the MFC Foundation does for the local area, it is great.
“I am always happy to contribute and support where I can. It is a privilege as a business to be able to work with a local charity and give back to our community.”
The winners with 88 points were Richmond (North Yorkshire) based MW Waste, second with 84 were Durata and third, on countback, were Team Mourik who represented the sponsors.
Longest Drive and Nearest to the Pin were both won by Ben Smith.