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 2017 Inside_Networks Charity Golf Day, which was sponsored by CNet Training, Computacenter, Excel and LMG, saw over 100 industry professionals enjoy a great day’s golfing, which was followed by a three-course dinner, prize giving and a charity raffle – raising over £8,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.

This raised the total figure since the first event to a staggering £55,000.

Macmillan Fundraising Manager, Georgia Clark, said: “On behalf of Macmillan, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to those who have helped to organise and support the Inside_Networks 2017 Charity Golf Day, as well as everyone who played and generously donated on the day. We are overwhelmed with the total amount raised from this year’s event, adding to the thousands that have already been donated and gratefully received by the charity over the years. These vital funds help us to continue providing 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.

Inside_Networks is delighted to be involved with this excellent event. The work that Macmillan Cancer Support carries out is invaluable and I would like to invite the industry to get together for a great day of networking and competition on one of the UK’s premier courses.

Rob Shepherd | Editor of Inside Networks