His Excellency, the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Andrew Ridgway, helped golfers raise £14,000 at the annual Hawksford Jersey Cheshire Home Golf Day – one of his final official sporting functions as Governor of Jersey.

The event, which took place at La Moye Golf Club on 6th May is the island’s most attended charity golf day with 25 teams participating in the day. The event was followed by a dinner, raffle and prize giving.

‘I am delighted that our Hawksford Jersey Cheshire Home Golf Day was attended by His Excellency. We had a fantastic day of fundraising,’ said David Lord, Operations Manager, Jersey Cheshire Home. ‘This year we raised £14,000, which is a substantial amount an thanks must go to the participants, including His Excellency and our sponsor, Hawksford International. Hawksford International, which has signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with us, also kindly pledged two of our top raffle prizes, which raised a significant amount of money for us on the day. I’d also like to thank Peter Shirreffs for organising this year’s event on behalf of Jersey Cheshire Home.’

‘We are thrilled to be sponsor of this golf event for both 2011 and 2012,’ said Peter Murley, Chief Executive, Hawksford International. ‘For us, putting something back into the community here in Jersey is incredibly important, not just for the directors but for our whole team. Our staff are proud to be employees of Hawksford International because of this ethos. It costs over £1.5million per year to run Jersey Cheshire Home and we’re pleased to be able to help contribute towards this as well as ensuring that an enjoyable event is secure for the next two years.’

The Jersey Cheshire Home is established to offer long term care for individuals whose disability precludes them from living in their own home; additionally a respite facility is also provided at Eric Young House.  Those needing or wishing to use the home can do so from their 16th birthday and admission must be before the 65th birthday. Once resident, the individual need not move from the home because of age.  The Jersey Cheshire Home also offers day care, hydrotherapy and individually tailored long term physiotherapy treatment.  The aims and objectives are to allow disabled individuals privacy, support, dignity and development of their own potential.