Mactaggart & Mickel Group raised over £5,000 for charity in 'Summer of Sport'

Family house builder, Mactaggart & Mickel Group, has raised more than £5,000 for charity by hosting and participating in a number of fundraising sporting events as part of a ‘Summer of Sport.’

It kicked off on Saturday 1 June, with two teams representing Mactaggart & Mickel Homes and Timber Systems divisions at a corporate bowling tournament held by Cumbernauld Bowling Club as part of its 150th Anniversary. The teams helped to raise an impressive £3,000, which was later divided and donated to Strathcarron Hospice and Cumbernauld Bowling Club.

On Friday 14 June, a charity football tournament was hosted by Mactaggart & Mickel Group at Pro Soccer, Glasgow. A total of 16 teams participated in the tournament, each contributing a £100 entry fee, raising £1,600 which was donated to Mactaggart & Mickel’s Hope Builders campaign for Habitat for Humanity, an international development charity that aims to break the cycle of poverty by eliminating poverty housing and homelessness. Mactaggart &Mickel Group took part in the event along with a number of other organisations.

A team of four golfers also braved the rain at the Erskine charity golf tournament, on Thursday 27 June, to raise money for the veteran’s charity. David Parker, business development manager at Mactaggart & Mickel Timber Systems, Paul Starritt, site manager at the Commonwealth Games Village, Gordon Megahy of DBM Consultants, and Bob Turnbull of CRGP, represented one of the 19 teams. They helped raise £500 for Erskine, the Renfrewshire charity which provides care, support, treatment and facilities for ex-servicemen and women. Their donation was added to the overall funds raised at the tournament for Erskine, which came to a remarkable £11,000.

Andrew Mickel, director of Mactaggart & Mickel Group, said: “The company’s Summer of Sport is a great way for our employees to contribute to charities across the country, whilst taking part in fun sporting events. I am pleased to say that collectively our employees helped raise £5,100 for charity over the past few months.”

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