Peter Buttle praises Michelle Cronje for organising the h&b event.

Manufacturers thrash merchants at h&b 'olympics'

Published:  05 October, 2012

MANCHESTER: The teams were ready for a good competition, but this year, the manufacturers beat the merchants at the h&b 'olympics', held amid the woods and fields of Worsley Park to take part in an activity day to raise £2500 for charity.

This annual activity was organised by Martin Mansfield of h&b and Michelle Cronje of NMBS. It was, according to Mr Mansfield: "even better than last year and the weather was perfect”.

Sporting events included golf, karting and clay pigeon shooting. "In the evening, around 150 diners sat down to a fine meal, and the awarding of the prizes which went to the manufacturers’ team this year," Ms Cronje reported. These were presented by h&b chairman, Peter Buttle to Ben Davis of Sika for the golf; Darren Digby of Digby Trading for shooting; Steve Keane of Dacatie, Simon Larham of SCA, and Richard Maugham of Long Rake Spar as the karting team winners.

"Over £2500 was raised for the Ty Gobaith Childrens' Hospice which provides specialist nursing, practical, and emotional care to terminally ill children and their families," said Ms Cronje.

"We had a generous donation from Charles Ledigo, chairman of Reisser of two tickets to watch Manchester United play, together with accommodation. This was auctioned and we also received a £250 donation from Richard Burbidge. This boosted the proceeds raised to around £2500," Mr Mansfield said.

Peter Buttle expressed his thanks to Mr Mansfield and Ms Cronje for organising the event. He also praised the staff from Team Spirit, who organsied all of the day’s sporting activities.

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