Hole lot of help for Frensham Pond Sailability

Monday 25th July 2022 6:00 am
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The second-placed team with Ian Andrews on the left

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One sport helped out another as the captains of Cranleigh Golf Club supported Frensham Pond Sailability and its activities.

The Frensham club is the captains’ chosen charity for their year – and they held a pro-am to raise funds to help the charity buy a new dinghy.

A total of 88 golfers took part in teams of four.

Alongside the usual golfing challenges such as nearest the pin there was, appropriately, a ‘chip into the dinghy’ competition.

An old dinghy was put into the stream and players had one chip to get their ball into it. Local businesses also generously contributed by sponsoring the holes.

Ian Andrews, a volunteer at Frensham Pond Sailability, took part in the golf day and was a member of the team who finished second.

Graham Cheeseman, the men’s captain, said: “We are so grateful to all the golfers and sponsors who supported our pro-am.

“It was a huge success and raised more than £6,400 which will go a long way to enable the charity to buy the new boat.”

Stella Gravill, the ladies’ captain, said: “We are so pleased to have been able to help Frensham Pond Sailability because it does tremendous work helping people with long-term illness or a disability to sail and experience freedom on the water.”

Simon Crowther, a trustee with responsibility for fundraising, thanked the captains for arranging an excellent competition.

“The fundraising target achieved was exceptional in these post-Covid and inflationary times,” he said.

For more information about Frensham Pond Sailability see the website www.frenshampondsailability.org.uk, and follow the club on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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