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PRIZE DRIVER – Paul Hendy, MD of Hendy Motor Group (fourth from left) with members of his own event team and James Sanders of Ferndown and Parley Rotary Club (right). Two Hendy teams took part in the Golf Day which this year attracted 98 golfers.

14th July 2023

Ninety-eight golfers tee-off for local charities

Ninety-eight golfers teed-off at Dudsbury Golf Club, raising an amazing £10,000 for a local cancer charity and hospice.

The golfers were taking part in the annual Ferndown and Parley Rotary Club Golf Day which is now in its 23rd year and has amassed more than £125k for local good causes.

Ferndown and Parley Rotary President David Scholes said: “The Golf Day is always very well supported by golfers and businesses alike and this year’s event was an even bigger success than usual due to the Hendy Motor Group, our main sponsor.

“This year, when it was stated that it was estimated that £5000 had been raised at the event, Paul Hendy CEO of the Hendy Group, said that they would further increase their already generous sponsorship to make the final total £10,000.

“We were obviously thrilled as this means we can now give both our chosen charities an impressive £5,000 each.”

The beneficiaries of this year’s event are The Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) and Forest Holme Hospice.

The DCCF gives non-returnable cash grants to Dorset families struggling financially because of a cancer diagnosis.

Jazmine White, Charity manager of The DCCF said: “We are extremely grateful to Ferndown and Parley Rotary Club for making us a beneficiary of this fabulous, long-standing event and also to Hendy and all the other event sponsors for their generosity.

“We are a small charity which relies solely on fundraising to help local families which are really struggling. This money will have an immediate effect on many lives.”

Kirsty Perks, Fundraiser for Forest Holme Hospice said: “We are absolutely delighted to be one of Ferndown and Parley Rotary Club chosen charities for 2023.

“Thank you to everyone involved in making the Charity Golf Day such a success and all the members for their continued support, corporate sponsors and special thanks to Hendy Group for fund matching the fantastic amount raised. This money will make a big difference to local people who need our care and support at the most difficult time of their lives.”

Golfers compete in the event for the chance to win the Norman Hendy trophy, which was this year won by the team 4Play comprising Peter David, Edward Booth, David Booth and Rob Jelley.

Paul Hendy, who competed in one of two Hendy teams, said: “It is always a memorable day, and a real privilege to play for the Norman Hendy trophy.”