Over £5,600 raised for Family Matters at Perrys Annual Charity Golf Day
Friday June 2nd was an important date in golfers' diaries when Perrys sixth annual Charity Golf Day took place at the prestigious Chart Hills Golf Club in Biddenden, Kent.
This year the event supported the charity Family Matters, which offers counselling services for children and adult survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Our original target for the day was to raise £5,000.
A full English breakfast on a glorious June morning saw everyone fuelled and ready for the challenges ahead.
A total of 21 teams made up of corporate entrants and groups of friends enjoyed a hugely successful day of sport and camaraderie. The eventual winners were Harman's Hackers, captained by our very own Craig Harman, after a very close tournament and just 1 point separating the top two teams. The winning team were presented with a set of golf bags each, with the runner ups receiving ForLife Stumpy Teapots and a selection of quality teas provided by Café du Monde.
After a fabulous day out on the greens, it was time to enjoy a fantastic three-course meal at the Chart Hills' restaurant where a superb charity raffle helped to boost the fundraising coffers.
A selection of fantastic prizes was up for grabs including dinner for two at the elegant Mercer Restaurant on Threadneedle Street in London and a day's play of county cricket at Kent County Cricket Club. A separate auction of a luxury Dualit coffee maker, donated by Café du Monde, raised an additional £140. Other prizes included fresh strawberries from Farm and Landscape in Wrotham Heath, who also delivered some much needed refreshments to players out on the course.
We would like to thank everyone who turned out on the day to support us, with thanks to our marvellous suppliers and helpers – The Mercer Restaurant on Threadneedle Street, Café du Monde, PMW Communications Ltd, Aytel Systems, Kent County Cricket Club and Farm & Landscape in Wrotham Heath.
Family Matters is Kent's leading rape crisis centre, offering support and counselling from trained specialists who also offer helpline support. Last year the charity took over 3,000 calls offering advice, guidance, referrals and immediate one-off or short term crisis support.
Our CEO, Stewart, said, "We are delighted that in our sixth year of hosting this event we have once again been able to raise such a fantastic amount.
"We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and our chosen charity. The support Family Matters provides to victims of rape and sexual abuse across the county is absolutely crucial for making lives better - we are very proud to be helping them with their vital work."
To find out more about our fundraising efforts, please check out our charity page here