NatWest Golf Day raises £9000 for local charities

On Thursday 9th June, golfers took to the course at Sandy Lodge Golf Club, for a charity golf day organised by NatWest. Money from the day benefited three charities chosen by the bank - The Peace Hospice, Watford Mencap and Cure Cancer.

The day was a roaring success with 25 teams competing. Guests were treated to a breakfast and sit down dinner and enjoyed a raffle and silent auction to raise funds. They battled for a range of auction prizes including 3 tickets to a Chelsea game and an exclusive lunch at Coutts Bank.  Over £9000 was raised and split between Watford Mencap, The Peace Hospice and Cancer Cure at UCLH.

The cheque presentation took place on July 14th and was attended by Maggie Grand on behalf of the Peace Hospice, Lauren McEvoy for Watford Mencap and Sandra Hamilton for Cure Cancer.

Steve Ronan, NatWest Commercial Manager and organiser of the day explained:

‘We had a lot of fun, but the important point is that we raised funds for 3 very worthwhile charities. Players gave very generously and I should like to thank all those who took part.’

The Peace Hospice cares for people living with a life limiting or terminal illness and supports their families from across South West Hertfordshire. Watford Mencap supports over 500 people in South West Herts with a learning disability. Cure Cancer at UCLH is a new charity which aims to raise awareness and put 100% of all donations raised into purchasing equipment and researchers to find a cure for cancer at UCLH hospital.

Posted on Friday, 15th July 2011