Last month Bewley Homes held their annual fundraising golf day at Sandford Springs Hotel & Golf Club near Tadley. Thirty two teams of golfers played 18 holes of golf which was followed by an evening dinner attended by 180 guests. This was followed by a raffle and charity auction. Amongst the many prizes being auctioned were tickets to the England v West Indies ODI at The Ageus Bowl; a kitchen table experience at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill; and holiday accommodation for a week in a selection of glittering locations from Salcombe to Spain.
The event raised an extraordinary £28,810 to be shared between Sebastian's Action Trust and The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
Simon Taphouse, Commercial Director at Bewley Homes, said: “Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is central to our ethos at Bewley Homes.
“The money raised from the 2017 Bewley Golf Day has funded the Sebastian Action Trust’s Christmas in July party which brings the sparkle and shine of Christmas early to seriously ill children. It has also been used to sponsor a new guide dog puppy, now that Bewley’s previously sponsored dog has successfully completed his two year training.
“We have chosen to support these particular causes, not only because they are incredibly worthwhile but also because we know the money raised will help at a local level.”
Hannah Lambart, Fundraising Manager at Sebastian's Action Trust commented: 'We are so grateful to the team at Bewley Homes for sponsoring our annual Christmas in July party. It is one of the most important dates in our calendar of family events, bringing smiles to the faces of seriously-ill children, making magical memories to last a lifetime."
Children who were unable to attend the Christmas in July party will receive gift bags over the coming weeks, which were funded in memory of Charlotte Emily Riches.