Record Amount Raised at Golfers’ Christmas Lunch for Cancer Research

The RAWW EGGS (Red and White Wine Elderly Gentlemen’s Golf Society) at Henley Golf Club raised a record £900 for Cancer Research UK from their Christmas lunch. Not only a record amount but double what they have normally raised at the event over the last 8 years.

Despite the wet weather causing the golf competition to be cancelled before the Christmas lunch as the greens were flooded, they raised the staggering amount in around 3 hours on 20 December.  William York who organised the event said, “The money was raised through fines and an auction which included golfing items and rounds of golf at other clubs. The fines alone raised £170 and were really mean.  One was just a fine for being there!  We asked people to dip into their pockets and asked for the quiet not the noisy stuff. Cancer affects all of us and four of our members have lost loved ones over the last 3/4 years.”

Michael Herriot, who calls himself the carer/administrator of the group said, “The society started 20 years or so ago with just 15 members and has now grown to around 40.  Most of the members are retired and some of the members have been given names after the seven dwarfs!”

Emily Tarrant, Shop Manager at the Cancer Research UK shop in Duke Street accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity.  She said, “It’s an absolutely amazing amount.  The generosity from the guys is brilliant.  I only found out last week that they had raised this fantastic amount.  The money will go towards research and I will be discussing with the guys whether they would like it to be for a particular area of research.”

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