A total of £4,300 was raised at the third charity golf day organised by the Chiltern Region Lady Taverners at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa.
Twelve teams took part in the event and after lunch the prizes were presented by Joan Morecambe the founder president of the Lady Taverners whose late husband, comedian Eric Morecambe, was a former president of the Lord’s Taverners.
The winning team of four led by Ian Haddock and Kay Wardley each received a £50 voucher from the pro shop at Luton Hoo and lunch in the Adam’s Brasserie adjoining the hotel’s golf course.
The event also included a charity raffle which raised £1,400 the highest bids totalling £725 were for two sets of four tickets for the West End musical Top Hat including a backstage tour.
The event was organised by Jane Wilding, Chairman of the Chiltern Region Lady Taverners, with the help of her committee. It is the third time the charity tournament has been held at Luton Hoo and last autumn the region also held a black tie fundraising evening at the hotel.
Jane said: “It was a fantastic day, we were so lucky with the weather and special thanks to the management and staff at Luton Hoo who help to make the day so special for everyone”.
The Lady Taverners is the fundraising arm of the sporting charity and club the Lord’s Taverners.
Whilst the Lord’s Taverners is famous for its charitable giving to cricket the ladies’ section focuses on fundraising for specially adapted minibuses and sport and recreation facilities for young people with special needs.
Founded in 1987, over the years the Lady Taverners has raised more than 12 million and built up a network of regions throughout the UK.
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