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West Surrey Golf Club



Our Charity for 2020/21

The club has been supporting local charities for over 40 years.

Our Captains for 2020/21 Graham White and Moira Robb have chosen to support two causes this year and whatever they manage to raise will be split equally between them.  Graham's chosen Charity is Oakleaf and Moira has selected Tommy's.  

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Based in Guildford, Oakleaf work with individuals struggling with mental ill-health. They set out to empower these individuals with training to gain the skills and the confidence needed to manage their mental health and to get back into the workplace. Counselling, activities and courses are designed to this end and to build a feeling of well-being whilst reducing isolation and loneliness.

Every year 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental illness.  Oakleaf exists to help people who are less fortunate and find their road to recovery more difficult to achieve. Finding and keeping a job is an important aspect of the recovery process and ensuring the right support is vital.

Hugely varied, massively important and in today’s climate, more essential than ever before.

Tommy’s fund vital research into the causes of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.

They provide free, accurate and up-to-date information for medical professionals and parents-to-be around healthy pregnancy.  Their research centres have clinics where specialised antenatal care is provided for women who are at high risk of having miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. 

Tommy’s believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth in the UK.  They want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies. 


2019/2020

Last year's Captains, Bill Morris and Mari Magnussen, chose to support the disabled children's charity Challengers and are pictured here visiting the charity's centre in Stoke Park, Guildford.  Despite the challenging year they faced with Covid-19, they raised the fantastic sum of over £23,000.

Established 40 years ago in Guildford, Challengers provides exciting and inclusive play and leisure activities for disabled children and young people from ages 4 - 25 in Surrey and the South East.  In addition to Guildford it has a Play and Youth centre in Farnham and boasts a non-exclusion policy, so anyone is welcome.  The charity challenges the barriers to play for approx 1400 disabled children and young people through a range of schemes.

Bill and Mari on Lady Captain's Day 

For more information go to www.disability-challengers.org 


2018/2019

Captains Andy Hindley and Pat White led the club in raising over £15,600 in support of the Samson Centre for MS which  provides free, practical and emotional support for people living with multiple sclerosis  in Surrey and surrounding areas.

    

Pictured - Andy and Pat presenting the cheque to Samson Centre founder John Hambly, staff and patients in the Centre in Guildford

Multiple sclerosis takes so much away. A debilitating and progressive disease of the central nervous system which baffles neurologists, involves pharmaceutical companies investing millions of pounds in clinical trials and still leaves sufferers without a cure.

At their Centre in Riverside, Guildford, the charity (which is totally self-funded) provides physiotherapy and exercise sessions, gym classes and oxygen therapy treatments plus important social support for approx. 170 people who are affected by MS.

For more details and how to help, go to www.samsoncentre.org.uk

In Previous Years

Other charities which the club has helped in the past include -


  • Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Farnham
  • The Clockhouse Centre, Milford
  • The Prostate Project (RSCH Guildford)
  • Holy Cross Hospital, Haslemere
  • Chase Children’s Hospice, Guildford
  • The Meath Home, Godalming

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