Charity golf day at Cherwell Edge is a great success

From the left, Cameron Sinclair, Pete Worrall, Stuart O'Grady and Mark Conway of the Michael Jones Jeweller team, one of the sponsors, with organizer, Elaine Gilbert and the trophy. NNL-150809-114944009
From the left, Cameron Sinclair, Pete Worrall, Stuart O'Grady and Mark Conway of the Michael Jones Jeweller team, one of the sponsors, with organizer, Elaine Gilbert and the trophy. NNL-150809-114944009

More than 31 teams helped raise £12,000 for the charity Enrych at their fourth golf day at Cherwell Edge Golf Club near Middleton Cheney.

The event has always been a highlight of the charity’s calendar year and this year teams from businesses around Banburyshire and parts of Oxfordshire joined together on September 8 for a good cause.

Elaine Gilbert, organiser, said: “The day went really well and to raise this amount of money for a good cause was fantastic. I would like to thank Ken Hanley from Glazpart who without his support and that of Michael Jones Jeweller, Mike Swann Solutions and Hamptons International, this event would not have happened.

“One hundred per cent of this money will be used to enrich the lives of people with physical disabilities and give them the opportunity to enjoy the things we able bodied people take for granted.”

The winners of the Michael Jones Jeweller Trophy was Glazpart Lions, with second prize going to PDE Waste Technologies. Brown & Co came in third and the ladies trophy was won by Sonja Castle-Mott.

Aside from the day of golf there was also a charity auction which was more than £3,000. Item lots included signed Manchester United and Chelsea footballs, tickets to Newbury Racecourse, Fairport Cropredy Convention, Have I Got News for You and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Susan Lakin was also the lucky winner of a Frederique Constant watch after golfers put £10 into a lottery. This raised £470.

For nearly 30 years Enrych has helped adults with physical disabilities to enjoy leisure and learning opportunities through partnership with a volunteer.

They support our members to tailor their own service to increase self confidence, develop independence and meet people with the same interests, reduce social isolation and improve fitness, emotional health and well-being, connect to and engage with their communities.

Mrs Gilbert said: “I am thrilled and amazed at how generous people have been over the years when taking part in this charity event. Everyone who comes along also has a bit of fun and a good time but they also know what the charity does and how it supports people.”

“One particular story was that we had someone who had kidney failure and used to go to an art class with her 80-year-old mother. But as her mother is now too old Enrych got a volunteer to accompany the lady her in place of her mother.

“The money will help us to recruit more volunteers and help more people like this. Most of the businesses who played are from the Banbury area so it has been great to have their support.

“I’d like to thank Duncan Bidwell and Gordon Stevens from Hamptons, Tim Turner and Dean Davis and Sue Carpenter and Fay Bibi from Glazpart and Simon Smith and Andrew Radford from Wellers.”

For more information visit www.oxfordshire.enrych.org.uk