One of the North East’s best-established sporting fundraisers is set to make a welcome return on Thursday June 28 when the 15th annual Steve Cram Celebrity Golf Day gets underway at Q Hotels Slaley Hall. The event will see stars from the world of sport joining teams from businesses across the region to help raise tens of thousands of pounds for international children’s charity COCO.
World champion athlete and BBC commentator Cram will be joined by sporting stars which in past years have included Olympic gold medal winners, footballers from all the region’s league teams, England cricketers and big names from rugby, basketball, many other sports and the world of broadcasting.
The event has raised in excess of £222,000 so far for Newcastle-based COCO, which was co-founded by Cram alongside former British Army Major Jim Panton in 2000. Since its inception, COCO has raised over £4m that has been invested in sustainable projects to improve the quality of education for children living in poor and marginalised communities in remote regions of East Africa.
Lucy Kendall, CEO of COCO, said: “The annual golf tournament is a unique opportunity for members of the North East business community to spend time with Steve and our fantastic celebrity supporters who always come out in force for the event. It’s no surprise that 15 years on, the event remains as popular as ever. Not only do guests get to enjoy a fantastic day of golf in the stunning surroundings of Slaley Hall, but they do so while raising lots of money that is invested directly into transformational projects that are improving the lives of many young people in some of the poorest parts of Africa.”
Tickets are priced at £550 for a team of four or £800 for three plus a celebrity. Those not taking part but would like to join the dinner can purchase tickets, priced at £60 per person. To find out more about the work of COCO visit www.coco.org.uk