Islanders will take part in the 12th charity Hawksford Jersey Cheshire Home Golf Day this week. The event, which takes place at La Moye Golf Club on Friday 18th May, is a big date in the island’s fundraising calendar, with 25 teams participating. The golf day, which generally raises around £12,000 for the local charity, is followed by a dinner and raffle.
The Jersey Cheshire Home was established to provide long term care for individuals whose disability precludes them from living in their own home. Respite facilities are also available at Eric Young House. The charity offers day care, hydrotherapy and individually tailored long term physiotherapy treatment. Their aim is to allow disabled individuals privacy, support, dignity and development of their own potential.
‘I am very much looking forward to the annual Hawksford Jersey Cheshire Home Golf Day, we hope to have a fantastic day of fundraising,’ said David Lord, operations manager, Jersey Cheshire Home. ‘Each golf day raises around £12,000 for our charity, but could not go ahead without a sponsor. I’m very grateful to Hawksford for kindly covering the costs of the event, and providing a raffle prize and items for the goody bags. I’d also like to thank Peter Shireffs for organising this year’s event again on behalf of Jersey Cheshire Home.’
‘We are thrilled to sponsor this fantastic golf event for the second year,’ said Tim Cartwright, director, Hawksford. ‘For us, putting something back into the community here in Jersey is incredibly important, not just for the directors but for our whole team. It costs more than £1.5million per year to run Jersey Cheshire Home and we’re delighted to be able to help contribute towards this.’
This year’s post-event dinner will feature a comedian who recently performed at The Houses of Parliament, and for the Labour Party, and got a standing ovation at last year’s Conservative Party Conference Dinner! John Martin is from Liverpool, and his originality coupled with his encyclopaedic knowledge of jokes makes him a master of comedy. A journalist described John as a “human joke factory” when John smashed the World Record for continuous joke telling for an amazing 101 hours 39 minutes. Being a keen golfer, John particularly enjoys such events, and will have the pleasure of talking to the guests as they go around the course and performing to them at the dinner.