Golf society tees up a tasty total for charity
PUBLISHED: 06:30 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:48 06 February 2015
Year-long fundraising efforts netted more than £1,300 for children's charity CLIC Sargent
A night of celebration was enjoyed by members of Honiton Wine Bar Golf Society, who netted £1,346 for a children’s cancer support charity.
The total was raised through raffles, penalty fines, silly games, proceeds from a swear box and generous donations from a clutch of local businesses.
The money was donated to the society’s chosen charity, CLIC Sargent, which cares for children with cancer and provides support for families at home and in hospital from the day of diagnosis.
Members met at The Honiton Wine Bar in High Street, to hand over the cheque to Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell, regional funds manager of CLIC Sargent.
Stephanie told the group how good it was to see so many having a great time and helping such a deserving cause at the same time.
She thanked the group for their generosity and continued support.
Carol Sumner, proprietor of The Honiton Wine Bar, added: “It is great to be able to introduce people and see friendships form in our bistro. I am very proud of the generosity of our customers and the great work they do for charity.”
The society also recognised Peter Gocher as overall winner for 2014 and presented him with the club shield.
Martin Parker was recognised as runner-up and collected a Bandit Trophy for his ‘erratic play’ and ‘dodgy handicap’.
John Dowling was presented with the AG Signs Player of the Year Cup for outstanding character and sportsmanship throughout a difficult time for his family.
Richard Hooper was elected captain for the 2015 season and thanked Daric Jarvis for his work during the past year.
Anyone interested in playing for the society should get in touch with wine bar and get details of the group’s next outing.