Cash Converters raises £15,000 for charity in a one day event

Cash Converters, a pre-owned goods retail franchise, has continued its support of a national children's charity by raising £15,000 at its annual golf event. The company held the one day event in order to raise money for the charity Dreams Come True, which fulfils the dreams of sick children.

Shane Reason, who had his dream fulfilled by the charity after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and who was at the 2009 golf event, said: 'I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the people at the golf day. It was just fantastic to see so many people taking part in aid of Dreams Come True so that many other children can be helped in the months to come.

The 2009 event smashed last year's total of £10,000. Nathan Sermon, Cash Converters business development manager who organised the event, commented: 'I am so pleased that we were able to beat last year's total and by so much, especially with Shane there to show what this money can do.

'We had fantastic weather for golf and I am very grateful to all the teams that played and dug deep in their pockets. We were also very lucky to secure the support of some generous sponsors such as Western Union, Logbook Loans and Graham Pearce. I'd like to say a big thank you for all their support. It is only with their help that we are now able to help many more children like Shane.'

Cash Converters has raised over £70,000 for the charity over the last 18 months. Stores across the UK have held fundraising activities, sold merchandise in store and the company has held an online auction as well as a charity ball.

Peter Newman, Chief Executive of Dreams Come True, added: 'Cash Converters has done an amazing job to arrange yet another brilliant fundraising event. In the current climate it is even more difficult to raise vital funds and we are very thankful to Cash Converters, the teams on the day and their sponsors for all of their efforts.'