Golf fundraiser tees off



Urban Synergy sent huge thanks to its sponsors and players who helped raise £25,000 for the award-winning social mobility and youth empowerment charity on Thursday 16th May 2024.

Boxer John Conteh at Urban Synergy Golf Day with Leila Thomas and Dianne JohnsonSome 15 teams gathered for a shotgun start at 9am at The Shire in North London, including FTI Consulting, WTW, UK Power Networks, CASSL Accounting and Falco Construction - the latter captained by boxing legend John Conteh MBE.

Despite some light drizzle, the teams arrived back at the clubhouse in time for a late lunch. SQS received the winning trophy.

The sponsors were:

“We couldn’t have done this without our sponsors and our golfers,” says Urban Synergy CEO and Founder Leila Thomas. “Thank you all, and huge thanks go to the Urban Synergy and The Shire teams.

“Congratulations to the winning team SQS. Thanks also to Darae Palmer, our compere, Ray Nyabola from Black British Golfers and the young people who joined us TJ, Stefan, Nathanael, Angel, Dmitry, Cairo, Miles, Ryan, Anais, Justin."

Gold sponsor, SQS:

"Ours is a utility service whose team thrives on the efforts of all of its people, and especially its apprentices," says Katrina O'Connor, co-founder of SQS and Ontrack.

"It's why I'm delighted that we are able to give back to grassroot charities like Urban Synergy, which is supporting the next generation of professionals through mentoring, education, work experience, and internships. We're proud to be the gold sponsor of Urban Synergy's Golf Day 2024, and to be giving young people a shot at a great future."

Silver sponsor, Boku, said:

"Boku believes the future of payments is local. It's why we're happy to support Urban Synergy, which helps so many young people in their local communities reach their fullest potential," said Stuart Neal, Boku CEO.

Silver sponsor, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), said:

"Really great charity and the day was excellent all round," Nick Stoneham, CDSClear Chief Operating Officer at London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) London Clearing House (LCH)."

Bronze sponsor, Moody’s Black Impact Business Resource Group, said:

“We are thrilled to have contributed in raising funds for Urban Synergy. Congratulations on your amazing work in creating a more inclusive and equitable future for young people,” David Tim Njoroge, EMEA Black Impact Business Resource Group Co- Chair.

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