Tee-mendous fundraising from Sandon Golf Society in support of Essex’s children’s hospice

Sandon Golf Society’s fundraising drive at its annual Golf Day raises an incredible £13,650.

The society, led by Gary Carlile, rounded off 2023 by handing over thousands of pounds earlier this month to Little Havens at Braintree Golf Club, where the fundraiser is regularly held.

The children’s hospice and charity, based near Rayleigh, provides specialist care and support for babies, children, and young people living with incurable or complex conditions across Essex, helping them and their families to make the most of every day.

The Golf Day marks another successful year supporting the charity. The sell-out event saw enthusiastic golfers come together and get involved in a fun day of friendly competition for a good cause.

The funds were raised through entry fees, a lively auction, a raffle and on-the-spot ‘Fun Fines’.

Judy Grocott, Head of Fundraising at Havens Hospices, the charity which Little Havens is a part of, said:  “It was a pleasure to attend, meet the golfers, and thank them all for their continued support over the last 16 years. Sandon Golf Society has been supporting Little Havens since 2007, raising a staggering £153,000 during this time.

“The golfers made me feel so welcome, and I was overwhelmed by their generosity on the day, and the passion they have for supporting Little Havens and the specialist care we provide to hundreds of families across the county.”

Judy also presented Gary Carlile with a certificate as a token of the charity’s appreciation, recognising the society’s support over the past 16 years.

Little Havens must raise more than £83,000 a week to be there for everyone who needs them across Essex. If you’re a community group, club or school and would like to raise vital funds for Essex’s only children’s hospice, the charity would love to hear from you. Email Su from Havens Hospices at sharrison@havenshospices.org.uk or visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/fundraising

Published on 10th January 2024

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