A charity golf day held at Woking golf club has seen an impressive £29,000 raised in just a day for Cherry Trees, one of our highest fundraising events of 2018.

The sell-out event saw 24 teams take to the Pond Road course, playing 18 holes on Friday 16th November. The handicaps of the players ranged from 26 to 0 with players from across Surrey and London taking part.

Money raised came from the teams, an on the day auction, a donation from golfing photographer Ben Hensel and a raffle.

In the era of Ice-bucket challenges, Movember and the make-up free ‘naked’ selfie campaign, a healthy £4,000 was raised by the more traditional means of a public beard shave-off by Jeremy Lowe, long standing Patron of Cherry Trees.

Amongst the 28 auction lots, £2,000 was bid on a luxury holiday to Soto Grande whilst a pair of donated Grange Park Opera tickets brought in £450 for their 2019 season, all helping to push the total well up above £20,000.  

Jill Cook Head of Fundraising at Cherry Trees said; ‘Such a strong take-up of one of our winter fundraisers and the excitement in the club house during the auction made for an exciting Friday.

£29, 000 is money which will continue to fund out services and costly projects such as the regeneration of our bathroom facility at Cherry Trees. We wish to thank all the players who supported the day and got involved.’

Cherry Trees provides home from home respite care for children with physical and mental disabilities, East Clandon, supporting over 100 families locally. Over £568,000 in voluntary income has to be raised every year. More fundraisers and golfing events are in planning for 2019 with details on our site: https://www.cherrytrees.org.uk/Pages/Events/Category/event