Even the world’s worst golfer doesn’t take as many as 229 strokes during a game, but a Bedford fundraiser is aiming to do exactly that at Bedford and County Golf Club on Saturday 18 July.
Chris Andrews – a keen golfer playing off a 14 handicap – is challenging supporters to ‘spot the ball’ by pinpointing where his 229th stroke will land during three successive rounds at the Clapham golf course.
It costs £10 per guess and the nearest to the spot will win £100 sponsored by Lane and Holmes. You can also enter in person on the day at Bedford & County Golf Club on Green Lane in Clapham before Chris tees off for his first round at 11am.
All funds raised will go to Kempston charity, Project 229 and this is the first project of the Bedford Foresters, a new fund-raising and volunteering group, named after the founders’ favourite pub on Union Street in Bedford.
Project 229 is a community charity in Kempston whose premises are home to family support groups, social enterprises, a foodbank and arts and fitness classes.
Chris is being supported on the day by members of the Rotary Club of Bedford Park, who organise the annual St George’s Day golf event. Bedford Foresters will be posting live updates about Chris’ progress throughout the day on their Facebook and Instagram pages.
“We are so thankful that the Bedford Foresters Cooperative, under the mentorship of the Rotary Club of Bedford Park, are fundraising to support the work of Project 229,” said Project 229 manager, Beccy Campbell-Grieve.
“We are a small independent charity and pro-active community centre supporting all people of all ages in our community.
“In particular, the funds raised will support two projects. The first is The Art Well, providing an open Arts for Health studio group for adults with mental health or social isolation needs.
“The second is SPACE, a service for young people aged 9-16 who have experienced one adult hurting another adult in their home. These funds will enable these projects to continue to make a difference in the lives of people in our community.”