Members of Hindhead Golf Club and the Farnham Lions Golf committee have reached a phenomenal final total in a hugely successful year of fundraising for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices – raising an amazing £29,030.
Hindhead Golf Club with Captains Harvie Harrington and Erica Pickard has been supporting Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as their Charity of the Year since January 2019. They have held numerous fundraising events throughout the year, including the Club Captains Day and auction, a sponsored skydive, raffles and draws, as well as taking part in our Sunrise Walk. Ladies’ Captain Erica’s daughter even raised money in celebration of her birthday through a Facebook fundraiser.
Hindhead then partnered with the Farnham Lions, as they do every August, to hold a Charity Golf Day. The hugely successful day organised by Golf Day Chairman Carl Taylor, with support from the Farnham Lions Golf Committee and Hindhead Golf Club Captains, was a great success and raised an astounding £6,770 alone.
All this wonderful support has meant we have been able to have a new sensory walkway built in the garden of our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s. The walkway has been created to be a bright, vibrant and interactive sensory outdoor experience for families to enjoy. It incorporates a range of different textures, colours, sounds and shapes to provide a stimulating environment, supporting non-verbal communication. The money has also gone towards some state of the art children’s beds at Christopher’s.
Hindhead Ladies Captain Erica Pickard said, “Shooting Star Children’s Hospices is the most amazing place, with wonderful caring staff helping the children and their families. It was our pleasure, with the support of the members of Hindhead Golf Club, to raise funds for such a deserving organisation.”
Ellie Constable, Community Events Fundraiser at Shooting Star Children’s Hospices said, “We were thrilled to learn we were set to be Hindhead Golf Club’s Charity of the Year and what a year it’s been! We can’t thank them, and Farnham Lions, enough for the absolutely amazing amount of money raised throughout the year which will make immeasurable difference to the families we support. The sensory walkway has already provided so much fun and enjoyment to families and will do for years to come!”
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