The return of our Patron's golf day raised Cherry Trees £25,000 thanks to 16 teams of golfers coming together at the exclusive West Hill Golf Club, Brookwood, on Tuesday 15th October.

Player handicaps ranged from 1-28 with early play on the 18 hole golf course teeing off after breakfast baps. Situated on the Surrey Sandbelt the course is often cited as one many want to play thanks to the excellent care of the course, terrace area and challenge presented by every hole.

The 22 lot auction saw a range of high value lots from graduate placements at top London legal firms, to cultural and sporting tickets and signed books raising over £15,000 in two hours. A pair of Grange Park Opera tickets brought in £900 alone, whilst a holiday to the Andalusian residential development of Soto Grande was the most popular lot bringing in over £1,600.

Head of Fundraising Jill Cook is extremely grateful to all the players who took up the invite to join in with the day because of the difference such a large amount of money makes; ‘Our Patron, Jeremy Lowe has once again helped us raise a huge amount of money. This year’s auction was one of the best yet with some really sought after dinners, tours, tickets and 4-ball golf games on offer, all donated so generously by Surrey and London based companies. This amount of money will go a long way in continuing to give children with disabilities hugely enjoyable visits to our house and in turn their parents some time away from caring too.’

First place winners from the day - one pleased bunch! Credit: Allan Gormley

Thanks go to our Patron Jeremy Lowe, West Hill Golf Club and their team, all our auction and raffle donors and Hannah.

Cherry Trees has to raise over £572,000 in voluntary income this year.

More fundraisers and golfing events are in planning for our 40th anniversary year with details to be listed on our events pages.