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Charity Golf Day is above par

03 July 2019 chsw Fundraising

Dave Fear from Bristol has been raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) since 1992 having been introduced to the charity and inspired by the late Bob Woodward OBE.


Since that time, he and his wife Hillie have raised over £270,000 from organising and hosting Charity Golf Days at Henbury Golf Club where they are both members.

On many occasions, Dave has secured sponsorship for the event from the Premier League thanks to his ties with former Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, along with countless contributions from local companies who sponsor a hole on the course.

This year’s event, which took place on Friday 28 June, saw 40 teams play the course successfully, take part in a hole-in-one competition to win a brand new car courtesy of Wessex Garages, and enjoy a dinner and auction in the evening. Professional golfer, Chris Wood also took part along with Bristol Sport Founder, Steve Lansdown and his co-Founder of Hargreaves Lansdown, Peter Hargreaves. The day raised an incredible £70,000 for CHSW.

Dave said “My immense gratitude goes to all the wonderful people who have supported the charity and myself through all of our events. To the staff at Henbury Golf Club, the members and participants, and to our numerous hole sponsors, thank you! This was my last event but it’s been a thrill to see the event get bigger and better each time.”

CHSW’s Charlton Farm is Bristol’s local children’s hospice and currently supports over 220 families whose children have been diagnosed with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, meaning they are likely to die in childhood.

Amanda Gallagher, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at CHSW said “We are so grateful to Dave and Hillie for their continued support. Their fundraising has enabled us to give families the chance to spend precious time together and make happy memories. Although this was Dave’s last event, we are hopeful the biennial Charity Golf Day will be a success under new leadership.”