Stoke Poges Club brings down curtain on its 2015 season with hugely successful charity event
THE South Buckinghamshire capped off its season in style by hosting its annual chairman’s charity golf day.
Seventeen teams took part to help raise funds for the chairman of South Bucks District Council and his community fund, which provides small grants to help local good causes.
The day included breakfast, golf and lunch, as well as a number of competitions, and raised over £4,000, while the raffle, prize giving and auction concluded the day’s activities.
Councillor Duncan Smith, chairman of South Bucks District Council, said: “I am delighted that so much money was raised through the golf day and everyone had a really enjoyable time. I thank our main sponsors Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) Ltd for their support and The Shanly Foundation for their generous donation. I would now encourage local clubs, groups and charities providing services within South Bucks to apply for funding and continue the amazing work they do within our community.”
Local charities can apply for funding throughout the year and grants typically average £250 per application. The chairman is keen to provide funding to voluntary groups, smaller charities and organisations which can often be overlooked.
Wherever possible, South Bucks District Council seeks to provide match funding for initiatives which involve and help members of the South Buckinghamshire community, including the young, old, and infirm, as well as supporting artistic, cultural, sporting and leisure time pursuits, which add to the quality of life in South Buckinghamshire and for its residents.
All winners were presented with glass trophies and ‘goodie bags’, with the overall winners, Tithe Farm, taking home the Busby-Reed trophy for this year.
The 2016 event has already been scheduled for Friday September 16, and teams, sponsors and donations are welcomed early to help raise even more money for local causes next year.
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