Friday, 15 December 2017

Honeys’ bid to complete 500 miles in one month

A GROUP of golfers from in and around Wargrave are taking part in a fund-raising challenge to walk, swim, run or cycle 500 miles throughout March

A GROUP of golfers from in and around Wargrave are taking part in a fund-raising challenge to walk, swim, run or cycle 500 miles throughout March.

Carolyn John wanted to boost her fund-raising total as she nears the end of her captaincy at Hennerton Golf Club.

She had enlisted the help of 19 friends and golfers to raise money for Oxfam.

The Hennerton Honeys made a start on their list of physical challenges a fortnight ago with a five mile walk and a session on spinning bikes.

On Friday they completed a further five miles with a walk from Sonning to Shiplake.

Mrs John, who has been playing golf for 22 years, said: “I have been collecting money for Oxfam throughout the year and have raised £2,800.

“But as I was coming to the end of my year as captain I wanted to give it a final push.

“This sounded like fun and I thought it was nice to have something that involved the ladies, who responded very positively.

“It is also nice to do things together away from the golf course, and the miles that we cover there won’t count towards our target, so this challenge requires extra effort from all of us.”

Mrs John, who lives in Maidenhead, said that she chose to raise money for Oxfam for a number of reasons.

“I volunteer at the local branch which I started to do partly because my parents did it for quite a number of years towards the end of their lives,” she said.

“I wanted to carry on with that, and I very much admire the work that they do.

“I think Oxfam is a charity that directs a large proportion of the donated money to the causes rather than to administration costs.

“It also works carefully with agents on the ground rather than any foreign governments, so you can be sure that the money is not going to people who are corrupt.”

Mrs John, who hopes to raise £2,000 as part of the Hennerton Honeys, said that she found spinning harder than she imagined, adding: “Next time I am going to try to get myself a gel seat.

“We are going to be doing it every Tuesday but we have started off with a small number of miles.”

Luke Ounsworth, regional fundraising manager for Oxfam, said: “They may be relatively mature but that seems to be spurring them to rise to the challenge.”

To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/hennertonhoneys



pic l-r, Friday’s walk

Nuala Priest, Pam Jales, Brenda Haywood, Jean Sumner, Chris Parmenter, Dawn Owen and Mavis Arding



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A GROUP of golfers from in and around Wargrave are taking part in a fund-raising challenge to walk, swim, run or cycle 500 miles during March.

Carolyn John wanted to boost her fund-raising total as she nears the end of her captaincy at Hennerton Golf Club.

She enlisted the help of 19 friends and golfers to raise money for Oxfam.

The Hennerton Honeys made a start on their list of physical challenges with a five-mile walk and a session on spinning bikes.

They then completed a second five-mile walk from Sonning to Shiplake.

Mrs John, who has been playing golf for 22 years, said: “I have been collecting money for Oxfam throughout the year and have raised £2,800 but as I was coming to the end of my year as captain, I wanted to give it a final push.

“This sounded like fun and I thought it was nice to have something that involved the ladies, who responded very positively.

“It is also nice to do things together away from the golf course, where the miles we cover won’t count towards our target, so this challenge requires extra effort from all of us.”

Mrs John, from Maidenhead, said she chose to raise money for Oxfam for a number of reasons.

“I volunteer at the local branch partly because my parents did it for quite a number of years towards the end of their lives,” she said. “I wanted to carry on with that and I very much admire the work the charity does. Oxfam directs a large proportion of the donated money to the causes rather than spending it on administration costs.

“It also works carefully with agents on the ground rather than foreign governments, so you can be sure that the money is not going to people who are corrupt.”

Mrs John, who hopes to raise £2,000 with the Honeys, said she found the spinning harder than she had imagined it would be.

“Next time I am going to try to get myself a gel seat,” she said. “We are doing it every Tuesday but we started off with a small number of miles.”

Luke Ounsworth, regional fund- raising manager for Oxfam, said: “These ladies may be relatively mature but that seems to be spurring them on to rise to the challenge.”

To make a donation, go to www.just giving.com/hennertonhoneys

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