Karndean Designflooring tee off in support of Birmingham Children's Hospital

The UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring (LVT) Karndean Designflooring has raised £5,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital as part of its charity golf day.

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Hayley Miller, corporate partnerships associate at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring.

"It’s a great event for building relationships with our customers and suppliers, but at the same time an opportunity for us to raise awareness and funds for a charity close to our hearts," Paul Barratt, managing director, Karndean Designflooring.

(PRWEB UK) 25 July 2014

Karndean Designflooring tee off in support of Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The UK’s market leader in luxury vinyl flooring (LVT) Karndean Designflooring has raised £5,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital as part of its charity golf day.

Joined by more than 100 retailers, contractors and suppliers, the Evesham based company hosted its annual charity golf day at Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel and Golf Club in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

On the day, attendees including Uzin, Horwich Carpets and C&C Flooring, were given the opportunity to take part in a longest drive, nearest the pin and hole-in-one competition.

The money was successfully raised from donations and a live charity auction, with top prizes on offer including two tickets to the 154th Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool, golf break for two at The Belfry and Red Letter Day hotel break for two.

“We are delighted to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital by raising vital funds to support the lifesaving work they offer as a centre of paediatric excellence in the UK,” commented Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring.

He said: “It’s a great event for building relationships with our customers and suppliers, but at the same time an opportunity for us to raise awareness and funds for a charity close to our hearts.

“We would like to say a big thank you to all who attended and helped us beat our original fundraising target of £3,000.”

Organised alongside its own 40th anniversary celebrations, Karndean has been marking its significant milestone by focusing on giving back with their ‘40 Free Floors for 40 Good Causes’ appeal.

Importantly, Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been selected as a good cause by Karndean’s own judging panel to receive a free Karndean floor this year.

Vikki Savery, public fundraising manager for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “A huge thank you to all of the golfing fanatics who enthusiastically took part in Karndean Designflooring’s charity golf day, which was a huge success.

“As Paul says, we are one of the UK’s leading children’s hospitals and with loyal support from businesses like Karndean Designflooring, we can continue to offer improved environments and better equipment for the thousands of children and young people who are treated here every year.”

For more information visit http://www.karndean.com or http://www.bch.org.uk.

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Hayley Miller, corporate partnerships associate at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring.

For press enquiries, please contact Claire Ryan, PR Executive at Karndean Designflooring, email: claire.ryan@karndean.co.uk, Tel: 01386 820185, Mobile: 07808 772660.

Notes to editor:
About Karndean Designflooring:
Karndean Designflooring is a global leader in flooring design with operations in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand. By offering a wide range of colours, textures and finishes, our products allow you to create looks that are unique to your home or business and are guaranteed to last. With a passion for creating floors which are both stylish and practical, we're here to help customers find the right floor for their space, needs and unique style.
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