Golf Day Breaking Records!!


Dream-A-Way, the local Exeter based charity run entirely by a dedicated volunteer team , were absolutely delighted to celebrate their 20th annual golf day at wonderful Woodbury Park recently on a day which proved record breaking in many ways


We are hugely grateful for the massive generosity of supporters and sponsors, including our good friends from Barclays Bank, M J Stevens, Zoopla Property Management, Thrifty Car and Van Rental, Webb Enterprises, Kia Motors, Villegas Golf,  Amber Management, the Dodd Group, Handelsbanken and Coastal Recycling, to name but a few.

We are hugely indebted to everyone who sponsored or played, they were the backbone, which enabled us  all to enjoy a truly  memorable day

A full field of enthusiastic golfers, from many parts of the country, enjoyed this terrific day in the sunshine on the beautiful Oaks Championship Course at Woodbury Park. The management team and staff, looked after us incredibly well  as usual and the course was in its usual peak condition.Golf15_009

With nearest the pin prizes on every hole and a nearest the rope on the 16th there was much friendly competition on the day.

With the legendary hidden Cider Tree on the 5th, sponsored by our team from Heavitree Brewery, a little banter increased

The evening in the clubhouse was hugely enjoyed and our entertainers, vocalist Rhea and amazing magicians , James and Ozzy were a big success.

Dream-A-Way really appreciated  these talented people donating their time and talent, totally free of chargeGolf15_051

The auction was maybe even more competitive than the golf with some amazing Money Can’t Buy lots available to bid for.

These included an incredible box for 16 people at the O2 arena to see Disney on Ice, donated by Zoopla Property Management, and 4 superior corporate seats at a Manchester United game at Old Trafford, donated by Thrifty Car & Van Rental

Golf15_088Mike Stevens was delighted to award the MJ Stevens trophy for the winning team to the Woodbury Park Team of Clive Jacobs, Jacky Jacobs , Sue Paine and Margaret Marsh who will also be enjoying a golfing holiday in Andalusia courtesy of Villegas Golf.

The individual winners were Neil Archibald taking away a Powakaddy golf bag and Paula Cowl enjoying pearl jewellery from Beaverbrooks and many Woodbury Park beauty goodies


As always there is much excitement when resolving the accounts after such a big event and we were all both amazed and delighted to inform you that this special day has actually raised a simply staggering sum in excess of £20,000.

Simply unbelievable !!

We have already helped thousands of local families since we formed as a small charity in 1993 with an aim to help some deserving local families enjoy the holiday or break which we all take for granted.Golf15_094

We are still that fairly small charity , with the same ethos and a big heart and with thanks to days like this we will be able to continue to make some special dreams come true .

On behalf of them we give a massive THANKYOU to everyone involved in any way in making this record breaking day a true success in every way

Our very proud President , Nigel Mansell CBE saidGolf15_043

“ I am absolutely delighted with the fantastic result for the Dream-A-Way team on their 20th year at Woodbury Park

I have supported them since their first golf day at beautiful Woodbury Park but was unable to join them this year.

I would like to add my sincere thanks to all the sponsors, supporters and golfers who have supported Dream-A-Way to raise this record amount”

Dream-A-Way are, unbelievably, already planning for our 21st golf day at Woodbury Park in 2016 on Friday 9th September and we will really look forward to welcoming back some very familiar old faces and welcoming some new ones too

A delighted chairman, Jeff Merrett MBE commented :

Golf15_058“ It’s amazing that our Woodbury Park annual golf classic has reached its 20th anniversary and I am absolutely delighted that our small team have raised such a massive amount. I cannot thank everyone enough for enabling us to make the impossible, possible for even more special local people”

For further details contact Jeff Merrett 07796442144 chairman@dream-a-way.or


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