Golfers got into the swing of it to raise £4,225 for Somerset charity We Hear You at Somerset Chamber of Commerce’s annual Charity Golf Day, which this year was held at Enmore Park Golf Club near Bridgwater.
Teams of four made the most of the summer sunshine to tackle the course before enjoying a two-course dinner, presentations, plus a charity raffle and auction, with prizes generously donated by local businesses.
These included a Mulberry handbag and an overnight stay at The Castle Hotel in Taunton and a meal in Brazz. Insurance brokers Jelf were the main sponsors of the event, while Atlas Safety Management, of Wellington, sponsored the winning team and PF Cusack, of Highbridge, sponsored the runners-up.
We Hear You (WHY) is based in Frome and works across Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire, providing free professional counselling to patients, families, friends, carers and colleagues who are affected or bereaved by cancer or any life-threatening condition.
Stephen Henagulph, Chief Executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce, said: “The weather was perfect for a great day of informal networking alongside a relaxed round of golf. The aim was for our members to have fun while raising money for local charity We Hear You.
“With the help of our golf day sponsors and the generous donations we received for our fundraising raffle and auction, I’m thrilled we were able to raise £4,225 to support the valuable work of We Hear You.
“A big thank you to the team at Enmore Golf Club for making the day so enjoyable and to everyone who came along on the day or supported this hugely successful charity event.”
Gemma Wilkes, We Hear You Fundraising and Communications Manager, said: “We were absolutely delighted to have been chosen as Somerset Chamber’s golf day charity. It was a wonderful day, providing us, not only with an amazing donation, but also the opportunity to talk to local businesses about our services.
“The proceeds from the day will fund 96 counselling sessions for local families affected by cancer or a life-threatening condition. As a small charity, with increasing demand, relationships with the local community are vital to ensuring the sustainability of our services.
“We would like to say a huge thankyou to Somerset Chamber of Commerce for a well organised and hugely successful charity golf day.”
Somerset Chamber organises a popular golf day in aid of a local charity every year. Now in its 13th year, the event has raised tens of thousands of Pounds for good causes at different golf courses around the county.