We had the pleasure of handing over a cheque for £4,500.00, to Nicky Clark, Community Fundraiser for Chestnut Tree House. The amount was raised at the Club’s recent annual Charity Golf Day held at the Slinfold Golf and Country Club.
Eleven teams of 4 players arrived for a pre-round breakfast, before playing 18 holes of golf. Following the golf, we returning for a three course lunch and by the usual raffle and auction. We offer grateful thanks to all the organisations who kindly sponsored the event or provided prizes for the event.
Prizes were awarded for the best four teams, with the winners being The Cottesfold Caviliers. (Steve Wing, Chris Pratt, Ron Gainsford and Paul Purkiss). Their prize was a fourball at a prestigious Golf Course and a bottle of wine each. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams received bottles of wine and beer.
Local Childrens Hospice
Chestnut Tree House is the Children’s Hospice for East Sussex, West Sussex and South East Hampshire. They offer care and support to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.
Nicky Clark said, “It costs over £4 million every year to provide all our specialist care services, both at the hospice near Arundel and out in the community. With only a small amount from central government, we rely heavily on individuals, businesses, and clubs like Billingshurst Lions for us to provide continuing support at a time when it’s needed most.
“This donation will be used to buy a Swing Seat and other equipment for the Outside Activity Area which will give many children hours of fun and enjoyment for some time to come. On behalf of everyone at Chestnut Tree House, I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to Billingshurst Lions. Support like this makes children’s hospice care possible. Thank you.”
Michael Snell, president of Billingshurst Lions commented, “Our annual Charity Golf Day is aways a popular event and we offer our sincere thanks to Slinfold Golf & Country Club, to all our sponsors and those donating prizes, but especially to all the golfers, for generously supporting this year’s nominated charity, Chestnut Tree House and their work in providing help for children and their families.”