A CHARITY golf day is being held in memory of a well-respected sales director at an Oldbury firm.

Shaun Ford, who worked at Oldbury firm Alutrade, died towards the end of last year after battling cancer.

The married father-of-two had worked for the firm, based in Tat Bank Road, for more than 30 years, having started there in 1987.

A spokesman for the firm said Shaun "was held in extremely high esteem within the metal recycling industry."

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Pictured: Jaz Khunkun, Finance Manager, Andrew Powell, Director, Mike George, Operations Director and Kevin Pugh, Production Director, all at Alutrade get ready for the charity golf day in memory of former colleague, Shaun.

Alutrade wanted to do something in his memory and raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which helped Shaun, so it is sponsoring a charity golf day alongside Walsall-based Tandom Metallurgical (Midlands) which will be held on Monday, September 13.

The fundraiser is taking place at Handsworth Golf Club from 1pm and a call has gone out for firms to sign up to help raise money for the worthy cause.

Teams of four players are invited to sign up, as well as individual players.

Edward George, Commercial Manager at Alutrade, said: “Shaun was a key member of our company for so long and is truly missed by us all.

"We wanted to do something to honour his memory and also say ‘thank you’ to Macmillian Cancer Support for all of their help.

“We’re currently looking for as many teams as possible, ideally 20, to take part in the golf day and help raise plenty of money for an extremely good cause.”

Shaun lived with his family in Wombourne.

The event, which will cover 18 holes with a shotgun start, will begin with bacon sandwiches and refreshments on arrival.

In the evening, a meal and presentation will take place and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third-placed teams, as well as nearest to the pin and longest drive.

Entry costs £260 per team or £60 per person.

To find out more or to enter a team, email amakiela@tandom.co.uk or call 07968 507622.