Two local charities to benefit from fundraising golf day

Living It Up will be one of the beneficiaries of the golf day

Two Bedford-based charities are the chosen beneficiaries of this year’s St Philips and St James’ Charity Golf Day – one of the longest-running charity golf events in the country.

Living It Up and Chums will benefit from the annual golf event which takes place at Pavenham Golf club on Friday 4 June.

This is the 30th anniversary of the charity golf day and over the last three decades, they have raised £85,000 for local charities.

“We are so pleased to have been chosen,” said Claire Crawford-Smith of Living It Up, a local community group providing social and educational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.

“Covid-19 has hit small organisations such as Living It Up and the people we support really hard.

“Although we have continued to support people either face to face, on the telephone or virtually, things have had to be done differently and we are now looking forward to lockdown restrictions being lifted so we can help restore some normality back in peoples lives.

“Receiving donations like this is going to enable us to continue to provide the invaluable services we offer.”

Entry for the day is £50 per person and includes a round of golf and a two-course meal. Players have the chance to win prizes for the longest drive, nearest the pin in two shots, lowest overall score, best stableford score and a chance to win £6,000 in the hole in one competition .

The deadline to enter the event is 24 May. Email Dermot Horan at to register to take part or to find out about sponsorship opportunities.

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