The staff and members of Tadmarton Heath Golf Club are no strangers to raising amazing sums of money for the Horton General Hospital Charity and it seems their fundraising efforts know no bounds!

2022 was the club’s centenary year, Ladies Captain Sue Lakin told us, ‘Because it’s a big year for the club we wanted to really go for it with our fundraising efforts.’

And go for it, they most certainly did! When their annual Golf Day raised a massive £8500 earlier in the year, they then decided that they wanted to bump up their fundraising even further. 

Sue added, ‘We figured we had one more chance to do something dramatic in our celebratory year to raise even more money for our much loved Horton General, so three of us signed up to do the hospital skydive.’

The brave three were Club Captain Ben Spiero, Ladies Captain Sue Lakin and Seniors Captain Bruce Maggs, all cheered on by friends, family and club members.

Sue said, ‘We would like to thank everyone who supported us so magnificently at Hinton Airfield; a day we will never forget, and for such a fantastic cause.

‘We were all terrified and it was the first time any of us had taken part in a skydive but our motivation for dealing with the fear was the charity and the Horton General, as it means so much to us here in Banbury.

‘A heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated so generously, this single event raised £6500 which is a fantastic achievement and we are incredibly grateful.’

Throughout the year they also ran competitions and hamper drives which added to their overall fundraising total of an amazing £20,000!

Naomi Stewart Hale, Corporate Partnerships Manager at the charity said, ‘We were delighted to be able to visit the team at Tadmarton for the cheque presentation and have the chance to say thank you in person.

'It is the most amount raised by a golf club in a single year, for our charity, which is amazing. 

‘They really are an inspirational bunch and we are so grateful to them and everyone at the club for their efforts to raise this incredible amount, which will make a huge difference to the Horton General.

 We are so grateful to all the organisations that support our charity - if you'd like to know how to get involved do get in touch or visit our partnerships page