Our recent charity golf day at Bedfordshire Golf Club was a huge hit, raising nearly £4,000.

Despite the heatwave and high temperatures we had a great turnout, helping to raise vital funds to help boost CHUMS services, including providing therapeutic support for adults and children in a variety of ways.

Our congratulations go to winning team on the Main Course; Premier Solicitors Family Law, and to runners up ECL Civil Engineering and On the Par 3, Raymond James Hitchin – you all played like champions.

Raymond James branch principal Faye Silver, whose Hitchin-based wealth management firm were the main sponsors of the event, told Nub News (who covered the event) “We were delighted to be asked to support the CHUMS Charity Golf Day.

“Despite the soaring temperatures, the event was a great success and there was opportunity to participate even if you were not a golfer.

“The organisers ensured we were fed and watered all day and had an exceptionally generous range of raffle prizes on offer.

“This was my first golf day experience and I am looking forward to the next event in April 2024, hopefully with an improved swing.”

CHUMS is a social enterprise, which provides therapeutic support through a unique service delivery model to ensure that children and young people are able to access a service that supports their individual needs. Our ethos is to support the family as a whole wherever possible, and our multi-disciplinary clinical team are all qualified and experienced clinicians.

Many CHUMS staff are experienced in more than one area of the service and some have lived experience.

With the help of CHUMS Charity and the contribution of so many different supporters in the local community, the £500,000 required to fund those parts of the service that do not receive contractual funding is achieved, which is why events and activities like the golf day are so important.

CHUMS charity director Nik Demetriades said “We’re delighted with the amount raised from the golf day. These funds will go to supporting our mental health and emotional wellbeing services in Luton, Beds and Herts.

“We’d like to say big thank you to everyone who took part, including our sponsors.”

The next golf day run by CHUMS will take place at Aldwickbury Golf Club on Friday 19 April 2024

Thank you to our Headline Sponsors: Raymond James Hitchin

  • Thank you to our hole sponsors:
  • Q Print, DigiTally Accountants
  • George Hay Headsail Coaching and Training
  • Stephanie Ward – Virtual Assistant and Online Business Services
  • M & O Construction
  • Copart
  • ECL Civil Engineering Comms Specialist
  • Reevetec Membranes

Thank you to all who donated raffle prizes:

  • Grapevine Bar & Kitchen
  • Bedford Rugby Club
  • The Millbrook Golf Club
  • Ian Murton Hypnotherapy
  • Pure Stoves & Fireplaces
  • Bedfordshire Golf Club
  • Vue cinema
  • Albero Lounge
  • Tanatomy Dunstable Russo Hairdressing
  • Asda Dunstable
  • Surface Magician Hertfordshire
  • The Woburn
  • The Body Shop Bedford
  • Brewpoint
  • The Globe Inn
  • Pets at Home
  • Team Sport
  • The Offy Dunstable
  • Waitrose & Partners Leighton Buzzard

Thank you to our superstar volunteers for your support on the day:

  • Anna Fetherston
  • Copart
  • Paula Fensome
  • Steve Andrews

Thank you to Keith Fetherston photography for the fantastic photos.

Thank you to TJC Carpentry and Construction for supplying the stakes and Philip’s Digital for supplying the banners.