Golfers above par as they raise over £60,000 for Chai

On Monday 9th August, more than 100 golfers attended the seventh biennial Golf Fore Chai golf day at Hartsbourne Country Club.

The event, hosted by Golf Fore Chai Committee members; Jo Fogel, Mel Rom and Carolyn Joels, raised over £60,000 for Chai’s ‘Counselling for Individuals, Couples and Families Service.’

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

The winning men’s team comprised of Mark Posniak, Matthew Plax, Andrew Wolfson and Simon Berg. The winning ladies team comprised of Caroline Arnold, Sara Lauder, Sara Brett and Sharon Miller.

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 left and right hands, Carolyn Joels and Mel Rom who have worked so tirelessly since 2008 alongside myself. 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 sponsor of the day, Mookie Toys. 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: “Jo, Carolyn and Mel – there are no words to express how much your enthusiasm, dedication and true grit means to us all! The continued and loyal support that you have shown towards Chai and this event is nothing short of incredible. With numerous changes, amends and a global pandemic to contend with, you have let nothing hold you back and we count ourselves truly blessed to have such fantastic friends like you to the organisation.

The Golf Fore Chai Committee have raised in excess of £330,000 over the last 12 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.”