First Orangutan Foundation Charity Golf Day

A charity golf day at the Welcombe Hotel in Stratford upon Avon was held on 27th March to raise funds for the Protect me and My Tree appeal.  It’s the first time a golf day has been held for the Foundation and it raised £1572.

The day was organized by Foundation supporter Elaine Clueit.   Elaine went on the first photographic tour with Ian Wood in September 2008.  She was so moved by what she saw she came back determined to raise funds to help.

As well as raising funds the day was all about making sure that more people were aware of the palm oil issue.  Everyone was asked to wear orange if they could and the programme contained facts and figures about this issue.  Thanks to Little Satsuma everyone also received a gift of palm oil free soap.


orange on the golf course

There were some imaginative team names including The Durian Drivers and The Orang-e-tan Man Group.

 Golfers played for some fantastic prizes as well as taking part in a grand raffle and sweep stake.  Big thanks are due to the General Managers at Handpicked Hotels, Cliveden House, Stapleford Park, Salts Healthcare, Home and Away Lettings, Henley Golf Club, Darenth Valley Golf Course and Na Madrai Golf Society who all supported the event.

Organiser Elaine with winning team

Na Madrai has also agreed to adopt the foundation as their first annual charity.

A golf day is a great way of raising funds – so if there are any other golfers out there, how about it?