Sister pubs club together for golf day in aid of local historic buildings
Sister pubs The Red Lion in Hinxton and The Black Bull in Balsham clubbed together on Monday 23 June to host a charity golf tournament at Heydon Grange Golf Club near Royston. The event was held in aid of three separate causes: Cambridge Past, Present & Future (CambridgePPF) – which owns and manages Hinxton Mill; and the upkeep of the village churches of Balsham and Hinxton.
The event was open to golfers with a handicap range of 3 to 43. The day began at the Red Lion in HInxton with bacon butties and coffee so participants could get in the swing of things before teeing off at Heydon at 12pm.
Alex Clarke, Landlord of The Red Lion in Hinxton and The Black Bull in Balsham, said: “We are delighted to continue our support for CambridgePPF. We’ve been working with the charity for a couple of years, ever since the team approached us to discuss its work at Hinxton Mill and how we might get involved. As custodians of two historic country pubs we understand the importance of looking after older buildings and celebrating properties that have local historic value. The funds raised from our golf day will be split between CambridgePPF and the fabric funds of Balsham and Hinxton churches. Thanks to everyone that supported the event.”
Mary Nealon, Head of Fundraising and Communications at CambridgePPF, said: “Our thanks go to Alex, his team and everyone that took part in the golf day. As a local charity we rely on donations and financial support to keep the historic buildings in our care in good repair. Alex and those who frequent his pubs have been very generous over the last few years raising money to help us get several projects underway at Hinxton. We are extremely grateful that they chose to think of us again as recipients for their golf day.”
Local suppliers that supported the day included Matthew Clark, Greene King, Adnams, Woodfordes and Cambridge Wine Merchants.