BDCI golf day raises £8,000

The BDCI’s annual golf day, which took place at the Surrey Downs Golf Club recently, has been declared a great success, with representatives from 21 meat companies participating and raising nearly £8,000 for the charity.

Festival chairman James Sydenham said: “My thanks go to all our sponsors and those who donated auction prizes and to everyone who made the effort to come along and support the BDCI. Special thanks go to Alan Bird, from Two Counties Foods, for organising the whole event and to the Cheale family for allowing us to use the course for the day.

“The BDCI is an excellent charity and a great deal of work goes on behind the scenes. This year in excess of £65,000 of support has been given to deserving individuals with connections to the meat industry so far. Ranging from cookers, fridges and washing machines to stair-lifts and medical beds and accommodation, the charity has been able to help people in all sorts of ways when they most need it.

“Fundraising remains a priority and we will continue to deliver a programme of entertaining events in order to drum up support. The Go-Carting ‘Endurance Challenge’ is our next big event on Friday 20 July and we still have places available, so please do come along to enjoy the fun and raise some funds for our own industry charity.

“Plans are also well under way for the time-honoured tradition, the Annual Festival Dinner, which takes place a little earlier than normal this year, on Friday 28 September. With Lenny Henry as our host, it is bound to be a great night, so make sure you reserve a place now and please get in touch if you can help with prizes to auction at the dinner.”

To book for the Go Carting Endurance Challenge contact Danielle Hewett on tel: 01844 265359 or e-mail:

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