A RECORD number of teams from local businesses supported Guild Care’s 22nd annual golf challenge last week.
Mayor Bob Smytherman officially started proceedings, seeing off the first of 28 teams, accompanied by mayoress Norah Fisher and Herbie the Dog.
Guild Care trustee Peter Kennard, the event organiser, said: “A huge thank you to all the teams who entered this year, raising a fantastic £8,577 for Guild Care’s Building a Home to Remember Appeal.”
Goring Electrical Services, who entered for the first time this year, were crowned challenge winners after a particularly testing event due to the high winds.
The firm’s managing director Lee Hilton said: “We all had a fantastic day, it was really well organised and for a great cause. We look forward to defending our title next year.”
Despite the windy conditions, the challenge took place in the sunshine. Afterwards, the players had a two-course dinner, and entered a raffle and charity auction. Lots included a day’s golf with Richard Bland, tickets for England v Australia at the Rose Bowl and various pieces of golfing memorabilia.