The Acorns Members regularly play the course of the same name at Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club near Exeter and each year hold a fun day to support the captains’ charity. This year it was decided to run an 18-hole individual stableford competition in aid of Dream-A-Way, inviting also members of the Oaks Course to join them.
Last year £600 was raised on the day so they set themselves a huge target of £1,000 by asking 20 lady and 20 male members to pay £10 to play and then mix up the sexes for the game which made for a fun time.
The ladies’ winner was Carole Pye with Keith Luness claiming the men’s top spot. The prizes were provided by the players, other members and the pro shop and staff so no expenses were taken from the money raised on the day.
To boost the coffers further, they ran a draw, club cleaning service, putting competition, guess the number of tees in a bottle and name the doll competitions and held a bring and buy clothing event. They also sent emails to members requesting donations, all of which resulted in them hitting their £1,000 target!
Organiser Veronica Hughes said: “We were overwhelmed with the response from our members and thank them for their amazing generosity. Despite the squalls and damp of the September day we had chosen for the event everyone had a fun day and we were delighted to support such a wonderful charity.”
Dream-A-Way Chair Jeff Merrett MBE added: “We are really grateful to The Acorns as their £1,000 will help even more Devon people with disabilities or life affecting conditions to enjoy a much needed break. On their behalf, a huge thank you goes to everyone involved.”