Witham Golf Club fundraising drive supports Little Havens

A golf club based in Witham rounded off 2021 by handing over thousands of pounds to a local children’s hospice.

Benton Hall Golf Club raised more than £14,500 for its chosen Charity of the Year Little Havens – part of Havens Hospices – which provides palliative nursing and supportive care to children and young people across Essex.

The hospice has been the Mens and Midweek Senior sections chosen charity since 2019 after supporting The J’s – now part of Havens Hospices – for a number of years previously.

Stuart McKenzie, Midweek Seniors Captain and Alan Cook, Club Captain organised a number of fundraising events including a quiz night, charity golf day, Captain’s Day, and a Captain’s Ball. In 2020 after a difficult year due to lockdowns caused by the pandemic, the club members agreed that any entry fees from cancelled events could be transferred to the charity fund and held a virtual raffle competition to win the prizes they had already bought for events which were cancelled.

Alan Cook said: “The support has been brilliant with many members often telling us to put their prize winnings into the charity fund. Little Havens really struck a chord with our members and to raise over £14,500 in the current climate was a great achievement, of which we are naturally very proud. Subsequently all three sections of the club – Mens, Ladies and Midweek Seniors – have chosen The J’s once again to be their charity for the current year which I am sure will be equally successful.”

To find out more about Little Havens and The J’s and the care they provide to children, young adults and families across Essex, visit www.havenshospices.org.uk

Published 14th January 2022

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Benton Hall Golf Club handing cheque over for over £14K