A Northwood golf club have raised over £12,000 for Carers UK in a bid to support and help the “unsung” charity.
Sandylodge Golf Club raised the amazing amount at the golf day where over 100 golfers turned up to play the course and take part in other fun ways to raise money.
Club captain, Leslie Mulley, presented the cheque to Megan Over, who works for Carers UK, last month and said the club is proud to have raised a significant amount.
She said: “It is unbelievable. It was an emotional day when we found out, I was quite tearful actually because it is amazing raising that much money and awareness for an unsung charity – the work they do helps a lot of people that are in difficult situations.
“People don’t have to raise money so it blew me away that we raised that much in one day. It is a very proud moment for the club.”
Leslie explained how it was a hard choice to choose a charity but was shocked with the amount of people she knows who are carers but don’t see themselves as carers.
Carers UK aim to make life better for carers. The charity make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.
Speaking at the event, Megan Over, community and events officer for Carers UK said it was good to appreciate the club for the work they do.
She said: “They have been incredible supporters of Carers UK for the last few years and it is amazing to appreciate all the hard work they have done.
“It is an amazing amount but it is also about the awareness. It feels like a thank you isn’t enough. The money raised will go towards campaigns, technology and research gathered about carers themselves which helps us put pressure on the government with the results we find.”
Colin Gross, who has been a member at the club for over 20 years said everyone at the club should be proud of themselves.
For more information about Carers UK and the work they do, visit carersuk.org/