The 26th of September saw the return of hyh’s Annual Charity Golf Day, now in its fourth year, which raised just under £5,500 – a new record for our major fundraiser!

As the 63 golfers took to the course at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Harpenden, the sun even managed to make a welcome appearance, continuing our (extremely) lucky streak with the weather from previous years.

hyh employees at the Halfway House –Kathryn Salmon, Becca Froggett and Matt Cox

After 18 holes of golf and a stop at the Halfway House refreshments stand, the 16 teams of golfers were able to enjoy a drink or two in the clubhouse to relax before their two-course meal and the much-anticipated awards presentations. Thanks to Birkdale Trophies for the trophies and engraving service.

The awards up for grabs…

The meal was followed by a lively auction and raffle thanks to generous donations from local businesses and supporters. Top prizes ranged from spa days to rounds of golf for four at exclusive clubs Hanbury Manor and Essendon and signed sporting memorabilia.

The auction prizes

After a closely fought contest, congratulations to the 2013 winners – Taylor Walton Solicitors!


1st place – Taylor Walton Solicitors: (L-R) Kathryn Salmon (Head of Floating Support), Gareth Alexander, Tom Caterer, Jennie Rawlings (Marketing Manager), Ben Twitchen & Colin Tate

And well done to our 2013 runners up – The Gimmies!



2nd place –The Gimmies: (L-R) Kathryn Salmon (Head of Floating Support), Keith Howard, Steve Clark, Liam Howard, Duncan Thompson & Jennie Rawlings (Marketing Manager)

The winner of our Nearest the Pin Competition was Shaun Comerford and Bob Turley achieved the Longest Drive. They both received a trophy, a sleeve of golf balls and an Essential Golfer Pack donated by Clear Swing.

Nearest the Pin Winner – Shaun Comerford

Longest Drive Winner – Bob Turley

A huge thank you must go to our generous tee sponsors – 155 Creative, Herts Homes, Direct Pallets Ltd, Ewart Price Solicitors, Birkdale Trophies, J.F. Edwards, Kogelo Tours, Harrison’s Accountancy and Clickback. Thank you to Asda (Hatfield) for their contribution to the refreshments stand and to Clear Swing for all their help with the organisation of the day and sourcing of auction and raffle prizes. Thanks to all the golfers for coming to play, bidding on auction prizes and buying raffle tickets and ultimately raising such a great amount of money for hyh.

And of course, we are extremely grateful to Aldwickbury Park Golf Club for being such fantastic hosts.

We hope to see you all next year!