Although the children enjoy the activities, I have benefited so much from being able to talk to other parents and access support for me.

Janine - Thurrock

It is such a warm and friendly place and we can sit and relax with a coffee knowing both children are so happy - we never get a chance to do this anywhere else.

Rachel - Brentwood

Friday 20th October 2017

Thank you with a capital Tee!

The prestigious Thorndon Park Golf Club played host to SNAP's fourth annual Golf Day on Friday 29th September, where 84 golfers playing in teams of three, hoped to be crowned champions whilst raising money for SNAP.

Beginning at high noon - with golfers fuelled by bacon sandwiches and the promise of a convivial round of golf full of potential - the competition teed-off. The weather proved to be unkind with a downpour of rain but this didn't dampen the spirits of the attendees. 

With the last teams returning to the clubhouse early evening, the results were counted by the new men's captain at the club, Paul De'Ath, and the results were announced by SNAP's Honorary Life President, Hilary Needham, during the evening dinner. Drawshank Redemptions reigned victorious, and surprised team captain Elliot Hardy gave a short speech of thanks.

Also during the evening a 4-ball auction was held and a raffle. A fantastic £6,204 was raised in total and SNAP's Events and Marketing Officer, Michelle Andrews, was delighted by this total.

"SNAP's annual Golf Day has a great sporting spirit amongst the attendees, and a great working partnership with the team at Thorndon Park Golf Club that combined delivers an awesome fundraising event which is reflected in the total raised. We already have a list of golfers that would like to attend next year's event, and it's great to know we have such support gathered for 2018!"

"An event like this would not be possible without the support of Thorndon Park Golf Club and its team, supporter and co-organiser, Sue Boon, our generous golfers, our caring businesses sponsoring each golf hole, our Golf Clubs that donate 4-ball vouchers, generous benefactors on the day that donate unexpected auction prizes, and our dedicated volunteers who gave up their time to support SNAP on the day. A huge thank you to all!"

If you would to be added to the list of golfers to be sent an early-bird invitiation for SNAP's fifth annual Golf Day on Friday 28th September 2018 at Thorndon Park Golf Club please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4-ball vouchers were donated by:
Thorndon Park Golf ClubChelmsford Golf Club, Warley Park Golf Club, Wildernesse Golf ClubBentley Golf Club and Hadley Wood Golf Club. A further auction prize was donated by the Thorndon Park Golf Pro, Steve Cole.​  Chelmsford City Race Course donated a prize for our raffle.

Golf Hole sponsors:
Beresfords Group / WN PropertiesKING - a digital agencyPhoenix FM / Maltings Money Management Ltd / Premiere Velocityf9 consulting / Graham Boath - Decorator / Hollington Associates / Darwin Recruitment / JDX Airshot / Accounting IT / Howe Chartered Surveyors mc+co and WPA.