The origins of the Charity Golf Day go back to 2005 when one of the event organisers, Computacenter, wanted to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support – a charity with an ambition to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.

Computacenter teamed up with Andrew Stevens of CNet Training and soon gathered enough interest to kick off what has since become an annual event in the network infrastructure and data centre industry calendar.

The 2019 Inside_Networks Charity Golf Day, which was sponsored by CNet Training, Computacenter, COMTEC, Excel Networking, LMG, Mills and ExcelRedstone saw 33 teams and over 120 industry professionals enjoy a great day’s golfing, which was followed by a three-course dinner, prize giving and a charity raffle – raising over £13,100 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.

This raised the total figure since the first event to a staggering £78,500.

On being presented with the cheque, Caitlin Ashdown, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Hertfordshire and Essex fundraising manager, said, “We are so grateful to everyone involved in organising and taking part in the Inside_Networks 2019 Charity Golf Day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The event this year was absolutely fantastic and raised such an amazing amount, on top of everything raised in previous years, so we want to say a huge thank you. The money raised will go such a long way in helping support people living with cancer – emotionally, physically, financially and practically.’

I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to those who have helped to organise yet another successful Inside_Networks Golf Day, and to everyone who took to the course to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. We are overwhelmed with the total amount raised from 2019′s event, adding to the many thousands that have already been donated and gratefully received by the charity over the years. The fantastic funds raised from the golf day will enable us to provide vital medical, practical, financial and emotional support to people living with cancer.”

Now firmly established as one of the most popular events in the network infrastructure industry calendar the Inside_Networks Charity Golf Day event is a great day out which allows us to focus our competitive streaks in a different direction, while raising money for a worthwhile cause.
Plans are already underway for the next Inside_Networks Charity Golf Day, which will take place on the 25th of May 2022. Places are sure to be snapped up quickly, so those interested in taking part are advised to register early, as places are limited.

The Inside_Networks Charity Golf Day is always a highlight of the industry calendar, but last year (2019) was exceptional – both in terms of the number of teams participating and the amount of money raised for such a worthwhile and important cause as Macmillan Cancer Support. I’m incredibly proud of our industry for showing such generosity and I would like to extend my thanks to all the players, sponsors and organisers for making the event such a success.

Rob Shepherd | Editor of Inside Networks