Guild’s golf day raises over £8,000 for lights and charity

Jes Chandler (left) presents golf winners White & Sons with their trophy (photo via Reigate Business Guild)


Reigate Business Guild’s annual golf day at Betchworth Park Golf Club in September raised over £8,000 for the Christmas lights and the Lucy Rayner Foundation.

The day was supported by many of Reigate’s businesses with them either attending or donating one of the many raffle prizes and auction items.

One of the auction lots, a signed Anthony Joshua boxing glove, fetched £1,000.

On the golf course, for the second year running the trophy winners were the team from Reigate High Street estate agents, White and Sons.

Of the £8,000 the day raised, £2,000 went to the Lucy Rayner Foundation, a charity raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental health issues in young adults.

The family of Lucy Rayner, who took her own life in 2012 at the age of 22, were guests at the dinner and speakers for the evening.

Jes Chandler, Chairman of The Reigate Business Guild said: “Another fantastic event supported by over 100 golfers and 120 at the dinner.

“We will be taking a good look at White and Sons’ handicaps as they collected the new trophy that they donated following their win last year.

“Our thanks to Peter, Linda and Stacey from Mitchell & Co for organising such a fabulous event, Betchworth Park for their expert hosting and quality food, and of course to Stuart and Jenny Rayner who have put so much into creating a fantastic charity that is reaching out to so many people.

“The support of all of the participants, sponsors and the town’s businesses is a credit to the work the guild does to engender a real community spirit.”

Reigate Business Guild has around 100 members, made up of organisations ranging from large corporates to sole traders.