Friday 8th July saw the annual Eastbourne College Golf Challenge take place at the Royal Eastbourne Golf Club. As lead sponsor for the 7th consecutive year, M-Tech were very pleased to once again be a part of this day.
Following a leisurely morning of bacon rolls and coffee, all 21 teams hit the course at 12:30pm with a shotgun tee off. Although a tad blustery, the weather held up for the 4 hours the teams spent on the course, even bringing out the odd pair of shorts! Once all was tallied up, Team Handelsbanken were declared the winners of the day!
After cleaning up for dinner, the whole group gathered outside the clubhouse for a commemorative photo and then headed in to take their places for the evening meal prepared by the exceptional chefs at the Golf Club.
The close of dinner led on to the annual charity fundraising auction. Each year the Foundation aims to raise money for the Peter Bibby Award, which funds a bursary for a talented local cricketer to attend Eastbourne College. This year’s charity auction included Wine, Luxury Hampers, Ergonomic Office Equipment, Golf Vouchers and even a Luxury holiday in Africa, amongst many others. True to form, M-Tech donated a piece of technological equipment, though not what you’re probably expecting… Will from team TDML was the highest bidder on our Roomba vacuuming robot! These little machines are programmed to get to work daily, their full suite of sensors and low profile design enable the Roomba to seamlessly navigate under furniture and around clutter to clean any room of your home.
The auction was a huge success, as always, and the final total raised from the day came to over £16,000.
We love being a part of this day and will definitely be back as lead sponsors in 2017.