13 October 2017

Charity golf day scores an ace

Golfers got into the fundraising swing by raising thousands of pounds for Rennie GroveCheque Presentation Hospice Care at a charity golf day recently.

The event, organised by long-standing supporter and Harpenden resident Mike Hodge, raised an incredible £13,000. Mike and his wife Sarah have now raised around £200,000 for Rennie Grove over the past 15 years from the renowned and popular annual golf days at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club and other events.

“We support Rennie Grove due to its incredible work in our local community, helping people in their real hour of need,” said Mike Peters.

“Therefore, once again, we are delighted to have sponsored this fantastic event, raising much needed funds for Rennie Grove, whilst ensuring everyone on the day thoroughly enjoyed themselves.”

Twenty-seven teams took to the fairway for this year’s event, which was followed by evening dinner. Magicians provided mesmerising entertainment during the meal and a lively auction followed - when one of the top lots on offer was a light aircraft trip from Elstree to the Isle of Wight, including lunch at Bembridge harbour, donated by Ken Whitaker of Harpenden estate agents John Curtis.

“There are so many people who muck in to make the day, from businesses who sponsor individual holes to florists who donate time and flowers. Their help is invaluable,” said Mike, who ensured that the evening ended on a high note by bringing out his guitar to lead a sing-song. “Everyone went home happy and singing ‘Bring Me Sunshine’,” he added.”

You can find out more about other golf days that support Rennie Grove www.renniegrove.org/golf, by calling 01442 820715 or by emailing golf@renniegrove.org.