Members of the Sevenoaks Chamber of Commerce headed to Nizels Golf Club in September for their annual Charity Golf Day. Every year the Chamber chooses a local charity and this year it was to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Sevenoaks Samaritans.
Team Chevening, made up of David Hawes Gatt, Mike Swan, Steve Whittaker and Martin Smith took first place on the day, whilst Team Schmidt – Ben Dutton, Paul Dale, Adrian Tobitt and Christian Howell – won the award for Room for most Improvement.
The Chamber thanked all the local businesses and individuals for their generosity and participation in helping them make the day a great success. A spokesperson for the Chamber said: “We are delighted to announce we raised £2,000 for the Sevenoaks Samaritans.”
Dave Hickson from the Sevenoaks Samaritans said: “Sevenoaks Samaritans would like to thank Chamber members and their guests for generously supporting us at the Charity Golf Day. The money raised will provide vital funds to train and support local volunteers to be there for people who desperately need someone.
“It costs approximately £200 to train a volunteer and the money raised will help us reach our ambitious goals of reaching 150 listening volunteers to offer emotional support to our callers. Every day Samaritans volunteers respond to around 10,000 calls for help, and we are working hard to ensure we are always there 24/7.”
• If you would like to find out more about the work of Sevenoaks Samaritans, become a volunteer or find many ways you can support them, please get in touch with Dave Hickson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, your donation could save a life.