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Hennerton Golf Club ‘chips in’ Raising More Than £16,500 For Sue Ryder

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Hennerton Golf Club near Wargrave, Reading has marked a successful year of fundraising after raising £16,519 for Sue Ryder.

Men’s captain, Geoff Knight, and ladies captain, Jill Thompson, chose Sue Ryder as their chosen charity of the year for 2023/24. Geoff recently held their fifth annual Sue Ryder Cup, which started in 2019.

Hennerton golf club near Wargrave, Reading

The captains and club members have worked hard to reach their impressive fundraising figure, organising events throughout the year including ladies golf and coffee mornings, a captain’s day with a Hogwarts theme and a cabaret evening.

Geoff is a long-standing supporter of Sue Ryder after a friend received palliative care from Sue Ryder Nurses, and said: “I visited a close friend of mine several times during his end-of-life care and noted that he remained cheerful and was forever praising the care he was given by the Sue Ryder staff.

“This year ‘The Sue Ryder Cup’ was played at Hennerton Golf Club as the finale of my tenure as men’s captain – just part of this year’s programme of events. I firmly believe the best and most effective way to fundraise is to create a platform whereby not only the charity benefits, but those donating also have a joyful experience – something I believe we have all achieved this year.”

On Saturday, 27 April, Fern Pilutkiewicz, Head of Hospice Fundraising at Sue Ryder received a cheque from Hennerton Golf Club. Thanking the group for their fundraising efforts, she said: “Geoff and Jill have tirelessly fundraised throughout the year, and it was an honour to accept the cheque and thank their fellow members.

“I was warmly welcomed from the moment I arrived, and you could really tell how kind and generous the members of the club were. I would like to say a special thank you to Geoff who has organised the Sue Ryder Cup for the past five years. Geoff’s long-term support and fundraising efforts have been a vital contribution to Sue Ryder and the care we provide across Berkshire and South Oxfordshire.”

The ‘Charitable Events Committee’ at Hennerton Golf Club are keen to find corporate matched funding to increase the donation even further. If you are interested in matching their efforts, then please contact their treasurer directly on 07956 559 290.

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