Surrey, Buckinghamshire – XX June 2018 – The Shropshire Golf Centre is proud to announce the successes of three charity events which raised over £8,000 in the space of ten days.
The Buckinghamshire club hosted the inaugural Hoebridge Seniors Open on 20th June, which raised £1,200 for local charity, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. The charity, which was founded in 1982, trains hearing dogs to improve the lives of thousands of deaf people across the UK.
Due to the success of the event, the club aims to make it an annual occurrence. The day exceeded expectations by attracting 96 senior golfers to take part in the event which included breakfast, a round of golf, and a two-course evening meal.
Adding to the venue’s charitable efforts, eight members of staff, including General Manager, Sarah Blunden, took part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Playing four rounds of golf (72 holes) in one day, the group started at 4:45am and finished their gruelling effort at 10pm. So far, they have raised £2,400 and the tally is still increasing as donations flood in.
“It was a long but fun day with the team, and we’re delighted to have raised such a significant amount with donations still coming in,” commented Blunden.
Furthermore, Hoebridge’ Captain’s Charity Day helped to raise more than £4,000 for Youth Enquiry Service Wycombe (Y.E.S Wycombe), taking the overall sum raised to more than £8,000.
The event was a fun Texas Scramble format, which was followed by a barbecue, raffle and auction in which many of the prizes were donated by the club and local businesses.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has supported our events, helping us raise a great sum of money which will make a big difference to these fantastic causes,” continued Blunden.