More than £5,400 was raised for local charities on Monday 19 September 2005 when Theydon Bois Golf Club played host to the Chairman of Epping Forest District Council, Councillor Brian Sandler and teams from local businesses at the Council`s Charity Business Golf Day.
Councillor Sandler is raising money for two charities, St Clare Hospice and Chigwell Riding Trust for Special Needs. Each will receive a cash boost thanks to this annual fund raising event sponsored by Higgins Group PLC in Loughton.
St Clare Hospice, is a registered charity which cares for people and their families who are affected by life-threatening incurable diseases such as cancer. It relies on the support of local people and organisations for three quarters of its funding. The Hospice needs at least £2,000 a day to enable it to provide its much-needed services. The success of their service means that they are attempting to raise money to extend their hospice in Hastingwood.
Chigwell Riding Trust was the first purpose built riding centre for people with special needs in the world and has been established for over forty years. Its continued existence is wholly dependant on the good will of the community. This year the Chairman is hoping to raise money toward a new seating area at the centre in Chigwell.
The overall winner of the individual competition was Simon George of PFE in Loughton (pictured). The winning team were from the District Council and are pictured receiving their prizes from Council Chairman Brian Sandler (from left to right Bill Brooks, Simon Hill, David Clifton and Trevor Johnson).
The Business Golf Day continues to provide a valuable contribution to the Chairman`s Charity each year, and I am delighted that so many local businesses have been able to support the Chairman`s Charity again this year said Councillor Sandler. He continued: The success of any Chairman`s charitable effort is very much linked to the support and help received from local clubs, societies and businesses without whom this event, which has become a mainstay in the annual civic events calendar, would not be possible.
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