The Reigate Business Guild have raised £8000 to help fund the Christmas lights for the town. The annual golf day is attended by guild members who bring along their guests to thrash it out over the 18 holes at the beautiful Betchworth Park Golf Club. The day was supported by many of the towns local businesses by either attending or donating one of the many raffle prizes. For the second year running the winners of the much coveted trophy were the team from Reigate High Street estate agent, White and Sons.
Peter Mitchell from organisers Mitchell and Company said “The day was a great success and enjoyed by all. On course refreshments were supplied by the Pilgrim Brewery and the golf was followed by a fabulous dinner. The day raised in excess of £8000 with £2000 being donated to local charity, The Lucy Rayner Foundation. This is a charity raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in young adults. The family of Lucy Rayner who tragically took her own life in 2012 at the age of 22 were guests at the dinner and speakers for the evening.
A raffle and auction followed with prizes being supplied by mainly local businesses and individuals. The high point of the auction was getting £1000 for a signed Anthony Joshua boxing glove!
Jes Chandler, Chairman of The Reigate Business Guild said “Another fantastic event supported by over 100 golfers and 120 at the dinner: We will be taking a good look at White and Sons handicaps as they collected the new trophy that they donated following their win last year: Our thanks to Peter, Linda and Stacey from Mitchell & Co for organising such a fabulous event, Betchworth Park for their expert hosting and quality food, and of course to Stuart and Jenny Rayner who have put so much into creating a fantastic charity that is reaching out to so many people: The support of all of the participants, sponsors and the town’s businesses is a credit to the work the guild does to engender a real community spirit”
For further information on the Reigate Business Guild and membership enquiries please see www.reigatebusinessguild.co.uk