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Bewley swing into action to raise £27,000 at golf day for local charity

10 Jul 2023

The Bewley Homes’ charity golf day, held at the Sandford Springs Golf Club in Tadley, raised over £27,000 for Sebastian’s Action Trust


Bewley welcomed 148 golfers, made up from subcontractors and suppliers, who teed off at the event which included various competitions held throughout the day.


Through various fundraising activities, including an auction which raised almost £12,000, raffles and individual donations, participants united to make a significant difference to the lives of those in need.


The ‘Beat the Commercial Director’ par 3 hole was eagerly competed as it pitted every golfer against Bewley Homes’ Commercial Director Simon Taphouse.


Simon Taphouse commented: “It was a great day and to raise over £27,000 for Sebastian’s Action Trust was a wonderful achievement. We would like to thank everyone who attended and for showing such generosity for this amazing charity. In addition, Bewley’s Olivia Goodenough, Mick Heaver and Alan Smith deserve a special mention for their efforts to help organise the event.”


Andrew Brooks, Managing Director at Bewley Homes, added: “We have had a long-standing relationship with the charity for over 18 years and I know how passionate the staff are about fundraising for this amazing cause. The emotion in the room when a representative from the charity spoke from the heart was felt by all and there wasn’t a dry eye in the building.”



Andrew added: “At Bewley, we believe in the power of community and the importance of giving back. The work done by the Sebastian Action Trust is truly remarkable and we are honoured to support such a worthy charity. We extend our thanks to all the participants who have made the event a resounding success.


“I also extend my thanks to Richard Dance, who continues to support us by holding the auction which raises so much money.”


Sebastian’s Action Trust offers an ever-evolving programme of support to families with children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. In the last year, the Trust have supported more families than ever through respite breaks, outreach and specialist services together with events that connect its families.


The charity, known for its invaluable support for families who have children with life-limiting illnesses, expressed immense gratitude to Bewley.


Hazel Bedford, Chief Executive Officer at Sebastian’s Action Trust, added: “On behalf of Sebastian’s Action Trust, I want to extend our sincerest thanks to Bewley Homes for their remarkable support and the thousands of pounds raised at their annual golf event. With support from businesses like Bewley, we can continue our mission to bring joy, comfort and support to children and families navigating the complexities of life-limiting illnesses.”