Cignet Group’s inaugural St George’s Day’ Celebrity Golf and Charity Dinner Event at Stoke Park, in aid of Help for Heroes and ABF The Soldier’s Charity, raised approximately £50,000 last week.

A number of celebrities such as Sir Trevor Brooking, Denise Lewis, Jimmy Tarbuck, Sir Matthew Pinsent
and Martin Corry, attended the development company’s fundraiser and it proved a massive success.

Team Strand Hanson won the fourball event with a score of 92, with Rory Murphy, Simon Raggett and James Spinney led by former rugby union prop Jason Leonard.

The evening played host to further guests and a silent and live charity auction, with lots such as tickets for the men’s singles final at Wimbledon a Red Devils tandem sky diving experience raising extra funds for Help for Heroes, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and grass roots charity Sports Fund.

Guy Rees, partner of Cignet, said: “The first Cignet St George’s Day event has proved a great success raising nearly £50,000 on the day for the charities, with donations still coming in.

“We are especially grateful for the support of our event sponsors Time & Fortune Magazines, David Lloyd Resorts, Ten Lifestyle, Jack Barclay and Sky Sports. The event would also not have been possible without the generous support of our celebrities, action lot donors and many volunteers and suppliers.”

The event was oversubscribed and forms a strong foundation for an annual event. Anyone interested in registering early interest for April 21, 2011 should contact Cignet.

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