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CHARITY CHAMPS: Watford charity golf day raises more than £11,000 for community fund

 Published on: 4th August 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Watford charity golf day has raised more than £11,000 to support local causes.

Now in its third year, the Watford Community Golf Cup took place at West Herts Golf Club on Monday, July 10, resulting in a remarkable fundraising achievement of £11,195.

The event, organised by the Former Players Club and Everyone Active in association with Watford Borough Council, was created by Deputy Lieutenant Luther Blissett OBE and Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor. The aim was to provide an inclusive competition that would appeal to a diverse range of participants, all while prioritising the local community at the heart of the event.

More than 70 participants, including corporate teams and individuals, competed for the coveted trophy.

The event was in support of the Watford Community Fund, which is dedicated to assisting more than 100 local charities via fundraising and grants.

Since 2020, Deputy Lieutenant Blissett and the Mayor have held various events to help raise more than £250,000 for the fund.

Deputy Lieutenant Blissett said: “The idea behind our golf day is to create a fun and joyful gathering while also providing support to our extended Watford family, reflecting the values instilled in us as players by Graham Taylor OBE about giving back.”

The competitors were joined by legends from Watford Football Club and other sporting heroes, including boxer John Conteh MBE and Former Players Club members Alec Chamberlain, John McClelland and Ian Bolton. The Mayor provided support via a buggy to the teams throughout the event.

Mayor Taylor said: “This event exemplifies the spirit of unity and generosity that defines our community. I was proud to stand alongside the organisers, sponsors, and participants, as we came together to support local charities and make a lasting difference in the lives of those in need.”

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