Bookham Business Neighbours join forces for charity
More than 160 crazy golfers of all ages turned out for a day of family fun and fundraising, in aid of Princess Alice Hospice. Just over £1300 was raised by the event held at Sandown Park Golf Centre, Esher.
Organiser David Smith, owner of the Wishing Well card shop in Great Bookham, masterminded the day; his store is next door to the Princess Alice Hospice outlet in the High Street and over the years the two shops’ staff have formed a warm friendship. David wanted to arrange an event which would appeal to families and friends; raising money for the Hospice was a natural choice.
Hospice shop manager Val Woodward said: “This was all down to David – it was a fantastic day and we’re very grateful.”
David said: “It was perfect – a great family day was what we were aiming for and it came together thanks to the efforts of so many kind people: The golf centre offered the venue free; we had great prize donations including wine from William Reed of Crawley, and Surrey Hills Community Radio helped with publicity.”
Shop staff and volunteers pitched in with sourcing tombola and raffle prizes; selling tickets and helping out on the day.
Val also had a special “thank you” to Leatherhead store manager, Anita Latham, who gave her time to help at the event.
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