Golf Fore Chai raises over £60,000 for Chai

Carolyn Joels, Lisa Steele (Chai's Chief Executive), Jo Fogel (Golf Fore Chai Committee Chair), Louise Hager (Chai's Chairman), Mel Rom, Meryl Rosenberg.JPG

On Thursday 2nd May, more than 100 golfers attended the sixth biennial Golf Fore Chai golf day at Hartsbourne Country Club.

The event, hosted by Golf Fore Chai Committee members; Jo Fogel, Mel Rom, Carolyn Joels and Meryl Rosenberg, raised over £60,000 for Chai’s Children, Teenage and Family Service.

A shotgun start kicked off the round of golf in the sunshine. Following the golf tournament, guests were welcomed by Jo Fogel, Chairman of the Golf Fore Chai Committee who presented awards to the winning team.

The winning team comprised of Keith Lanrner, Mandy Larner, Stuart White, Gary Larner. The winning ladies team comprised of Caron Julius, Jenny Reichman, Gayle Goldstein and Jane Grabiner. 

Following the event Jo Fogel said: “I am completely overwhelmed by the incredible amount of money we’ve raised for Chai! I would like to say a massive thankyou to my incredible three musketeers; Carolyn Joels, Mel Rom and Meryl Rosenberg who have worked so tirelessly with me since 2008. Their loyalty and support has been unwavering and our golf days wouldn’t be what they are without them. Another huge thank you must go to our sponsors of the day, EFR Travel and Luxury Worldwide Collection, whose generosity over the years has been exceptional. Most of all I’d like to thank everyone who came and supported us at the event and in previous years. Your generosity is so appreciated and together we can ensure that no one has to face the cancer journey alone.”

Chai’s Chairman, Louise Hager said: “To our wonderful Golf Fore Chai Committee – it is hard to find the words adequate enough to express what your loyal support and continued commitment means to us all. Your dedication and enthusiasm over the past 10 years give us tremendous encouragement and we feel very blessed to have such fantastic friends. To all of our players, thank you for your generous support.    The Golf Fore Chai Committee have raised the incredible amount of over £260,000 over the last 10 years, which has helped ensure that Chai can continue to provide its specialised services and cater to all those in our community affected by a cancer diagnosis.”