This year the industry celebrated Steve Murray and his life at the The Business Travel Network Corporate Golf Day, where CAP Worldwide Serviced Apartments were humbled to be a sponsor, along with the major sponsors All Nippon Airways, Meliá Hotels International hotels and our friends from Avis Budget Group and American Airlines.
In August 2020, CAP Worldwide CEO JO Layton attended a golf day, brilliantly managed during a challenging year by David Clare, where a small group of 'non-golfers' met for a lunch.
Jo says: "While the teams were out and before lunch, I had the absolute pleasure and opportunity to sit, chat and 'shoot the breeze' with Steve Murray, who was then fighting cancer, and who we have now so sadly lost to this disease.
I didn't know him or his plight previously, but this funny, intelligent, generous and highly experienced man, took his time and his energy to help me to understand (and handle) the challenges I was then facing with my own family (we as a family suffered a huge loss in February this year, and we continue a 3 year fight with this awful disease).
The thing about Steve, was that he also reinforced my own personal journey of being able to get back up when you've been knocked down. We had a lot in common."
This year at the Corporate Charity Golf Day the attendees felt the passion, respect and love from our industry for individuals who, although they may have lost the fight against cancer, are not forgotten.
Thank you again to Dave Clare for highlighting and raising money for such a great cause and, for again, giving a much needed and appreciated networking event such a great PURPOSE. Well done to our Corporate Team (who came third!) What a great day!
Our hearts go out to all of those still fighting, and a huge well done to all of those who have (thankfully) won the fight.
Together, we've got this.
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