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VITAL FUNDS: Watford golf day raises more than £10,000 for charities

 Published on: 11th July 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   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 Cub on July 10, resulting in a remarkable fundraising achievement of £11,195.

The Golf Day, organised by 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 with the aim of providing an inclusive competition that would appeal to a diverse range of participants, all while prioritising the local community at the heart of the event.

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.”

More than 70 participants, including corporate teams and individuals, competed for the coveted trophy at West Herts Golf Club.

Teams were joined by legends from Watford Football Club and other sporting heroes, including boxer John Conteh 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.

The primary objective of the event was to support the Watford Community Fund, a vital resource dedicated to assisting more than 100 local charities in town via fundraising and grants. Since 2020, Deputy Lieutenant Blissett and the Mayor have held various events such as quizzes to help raise more than £250,000 for the fund.

Mayor Taylor said: “As Mayor, it was a great honour to host the Watford Community Cup Golf Day 2023. 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.”

For more information about the Watford Community Fund, please visit

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