Businesses raise over £6,000 for the homeless at charity event at Cleckheaton and District Golf Club

Eighteen teams took part in the Howarth Foundation Charity Golf Day to raise vital funds for the association’s Business Building Futures programme, which connects people in Kirklees and Leeds who are homeless with businesses in throughout the region capable of offering employment and training opportunities.

The charity – which to date has helped find jobs for more than 30 people who have experimented with couch surfing or been homeless – is the brainchild of Andy Howarth, businessman and founder of the human resources, employment law and health and safety consultancy firm based in Cleckheaton, Howarths.

Mr Howarth said: “We are absolutely delighted that so many generous businesses from across the region have chosen to support the charity golf day and help raise vital funds to continue the work of the Howarth Foundation.

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Howarth Foundation Golf Day participants. Photo: Mark Flynn

“We are a self-funded charity, and events like our golf day are a big part of our fundraising efforts, so having the support of so many local businesses is truly exceptional.

“We are so grateful to every company that sponsored or participated in the event.”

Rachael Stalley, Head of Fundraising and Events at The Howarth Foundation, said: “The day was a huge success and was very well received by all the businesses that took part.

“We have received fantastic feedback and have set the date for Charity Golf Day 2023, which will take place on Monday June 19 at Cleckheaton Golf Club.”

Companies interested in sponsoring the 2023 event or registering a team can email [email protected] or call 01274 864999.

To date, organizations in the region that have employed people through the Howarth Foundation’s Business Building Futures program include Leeds United Football Club, Kirklees Stadium Development Limited, Ringways Motor Group and Howard Civil Engineering.

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