Golfing day brings in £6k for meat charity

The country’s largest meat charity, the Butchers’ & Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI), has managed to raise nearly £6,000 through a fundraising golf day attended by 85 golfers.

Festival chairman Norman Hatcliff said: “My thanks go to all our sponsors and those who donated auction prizes and especially to everyone who made the effort to come along and support the BDCI Golf Day.

“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. Thanks also to Ken Pritchard, the auctioneer, and Jim Dodge, the course photographer, for the day.”

The BDCI helps those in the meat industry who have “fallen on hard times” and has recently  launched a bursary scheme for two students which are children or grandchildren related to the meat industry. This is expected to cover around half the annual cost of college fees of a three- to four-year course.

“The BDCI is an excellent charity and a great deal of work goes on behind the scenes with around £250,000 being distributed to people connected with the meat trade who have fallen on hard times; in many cases this goes towards the cost of life-changing equipment, such as a computer or mobility assistance aids, or it is put towards nursing home costs.”

Hatcliff said the BDCI is looking forward to the Annual Festival Dinner, the charity’s most profitable night, which is taking place this year on Friday 31 October at the Grosvenor House hotel in London. 

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