25 July 2024, 11:15
By Furniture News Jun 30, 2023

Golf event raises £5000 for industry charity

The East Anglian Golf Day, a charity event organised by independent furniture retailer John Doe of Diss in aid of The Furniture Makers’ Company, has raised £5000. 

Around 70 golfers from companies including Abingdon, Belfield Home & Leisure, Brockway Carpets, Clifford Floors, David Gundry, Elite Interiors, Glasswells, Harrison Spinks, Kaymed, Square Trade, Ulster Carpets and Westex Carpets took part in the tournament on 22nd June at Diss Golf Club, Suffolk. 

The event was sponsored by Fama, Karndean, Kettle Home, Lebus, Sherborne, Square Trade, Stressless, Victoria Carpets, Vida and Wiemann. 

After a day of play, competitors enjoyed a buffet lunch which was followed by a prize-giving ceremony and raffle. 

The winners of the competition were: President’s Cup – Daniel Donnelly; Kingsbury Cup, first prize – Charles Doe; Kingsbury Cup, second prize – Nathan Doe; and Albro Cup, first prize – Joe King; and Albro Cup, second prize – Liam Riley.

Edward Doe, director of John Doe of Diss, says: “I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone that supported the charity golf day we hosted last week at Diss Golf Club in aid of The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity. 

“I’m sure everyone will agree that it was a brilliant day, which seemed to be very much enjoyed by all. I am proud and delighted to officially announce that thanks to everyone’s generous support, we managed to raise the magnificent grand total of £5020! Every penny of which will help The Furniture Makers’ Company continue their amazing work.” 

Jonny Westbrooke, CEO of The Furniture Makers’ Company, adds: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Edward and the team at John Doe of Diss for organising such a successful event. We are delighted that £5000 has been raised for the charity. The money raised will go a long way to supporting more people in the UK furnishing industry who have fallen on hard times.” 

Pictured: Charles Doe, Paul Fury, Scott Matthews and Richard Garratt

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