Around 40 golfers took to the fairway in teams for this year’s Broxbourne Seniors Captain's Golf Day and helped raise £375 to support our work with carers.
Seniors Captain Phil Popham has chosen us as their Charity of the Year and invited us to the event so we could raise awareness about how we support carers and receive donations. Money was also raised through a raffle and the auction of a collectors set of golf markers, which had kindly been donated by a member of the Broxbourne Seniors section.
Phil said: “It was an excellent day and I’m delighted with the support we received for Carers in Hertfordshire. Thank you everyone for your generosity and for making the day a success.”
He added: “I decided to support Carers in Hertfordshire because the charity was helpful and supportive to me after my wife died in 2013. I had been caring for her for several years and the charity provided me with excellent bereavement support.”
Various trophies and awards were presented including low handicap, nearest to the pin, individual winner and team winners. Among the winners was Charlie McGinnity, who had the best individual score and Maxine Smith, for nearest the pin.
The golf day, held in September Cheshunt Park Golf Centre where Broxbourne Seniors meet, was the second we have benefited from as the 2016 Captain Danny Deveney, kindly supported us as his Charity of the Year.
Linda Cudmore, our Community Fundraising Lead, said: “The golf day was a hit and we are grateful to Broxbourne Seniors for their continued support. So far the Broxbourne Seniors have donated more than £1,000 to help us to identify Hertfordshire’s hidden carers and ensure they have access to the information and services they need. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the golf club and further raising the profile of unpaid carers.”