Chiltern Centre Charity Golf Day Raises £3000

The Chiltern Centre recently held its 15th Annual Charity Golf Day, hosted at the Henley Golf Club and raised nearly £3000. 

On a bright sunny day, 40 people, in teams of four, enjoyed a round of golf, competing for a range of prizes, with some of the players having competed at the Chiltern Centre golf days since 2011 when this event first started. 

The Chiltern Centre provide specialist care to 16 – 30 people with disabilities, supporting their families with daycare services and the provision of short-term breaks.

Emma Lerche-Thomson, Charity Fundraiser, said “The annual charity golf day has raised over £55,000 over the last 14 years. I am grateful to each and every person who supports this work. We are doing lots more events and activities at the Chiltern Centre and as such any money raised is vital as it is unrestricted funds so we can treat the youngsters to days out at the farm, swimming, the Regatta for the Disabled, with the highlight being their recent performance at the Kenton Theatre. None of this could take place without this funding.”

Lee Anderson, the Bar Manager for Henley Golf Club said “It was a pleasure to host this event. There are a lot of members of this golf club who are keen to support the charity and there are many other supporters who have not played this course previously.” 

Pam Bishop who played with Jane, Gay and Rachel said “We are all members of Henley Golf Club and we all think that the work the Chiltern Centre do is fantastic and that is why we take part.” 

Chris and his team from Beaufort Financial, said as a local firm, we are keen to support local this local charity and ensure we support the community. We have a great round of golf and the course was in amazing condition and we look forward to supporting this event in the future.” 

Dave Haddock Trustee of the Chiltern Centre and Company Secretary, said ‘The Chiltern is a wonderful place and we want and need to grow as a Centre and whilst we have plans to do so we cannot do it at this time. The aim is to provide a service to more people, as we have a huge waiting list that we cannot assist. We hope to move properties but have to first sell our property and ensure we can maintain the current support we provide and raise £2.5 million to make this happen.”

In addition, to a lunch, there was a raffle, a silent auction and a live auction, conducted by David Haddock, Trustee of the Chiltern Centre. The event was sponsored by The Henley Distillery and Woods Wines with many local businesses providing prizes, including Laurence Menswear, La Medusa Hair Studio Hennertion Golf Club, Hurley House, Henley Festival, Hundred Hills Wines and Vineyard, Temple Gold Club and Temptations Gifts.

Izzy Ansell PR and Marketing Manager for the Chiltern Centre, said “The important message is that whilst we have a strong relationship with the Henley community, we as a Centre continue to need support, we need the community to get to know us and if they have any ideas for fundraising please contact us.”

The Chiltern Centre is holding The 20th Anniversary Platinum Ball at Badgemore Golf Club on Saturday 11th November. Tickets are still available. Contact


Final Results:

Mens’ winning team

 Chris Shaw
Terry Elton
Ashley Hull
Kevin Penfold


Mixed winning team

Alan Wilson
Ian Heggie
Suzanne Coleman
Steve Bennett


Winning Ladies

Kathy Hooper
Alison Weir
Mary Wingrove
Nikki Allen


Winner nearest the pin: Ladies Jane Atkin

Winner nearest the pin: Men Michael Newton

Winner longest drive Ladies: Nikki Allen

Winner Longest drive Men:  Ashley Hull

Thanks to all the players, to Henley Golf Club, and volunteers, Helen Morton and Caryn Moberly for making it a very special day for The Chiltern Centre.


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