A group of Scottish businesses gathered at Turnberry Resort last week to raise funds for UNICEF by competing for the newly launched “Road to Awareness Trophy”.
Turnberry staff competed alongside some of the Resort’s local suppliers at the inaugural event created in support of UNICEF’s work in childhood care and education in Ethiopia.
The fundraising is part of long term effort by Starwood Hotels and Resorts to support UNICEF and the company has already raised in excess of $500,000 US dollars this year.
Jordi Tarrida, General Manager, Turnberry Resort, said: “It’s a great honour to launch a new golf trophy at Turnberry.
Inviting our suppliers to play alongside our staff and their families has created a fantastic, community spirited competition which has allowed us all to enjoy a great game of golf while raising much needed funds for UNICEF.
“I am sure that the “Road to Awareness Trophy” will become a regular favourite in the years ahead at Turnberry.”
The Road to Awareness campaign has been running for five years throughout Starwood Hotels, but this the first time an event of this nature has been staged at Turnberry.
Proceeds from the Turnberry event will contribute to the construction of 10 pre-schools for up to 50,000 children aged six and will enable UNICEF to train 10,000 young instructors to aid their learning.