Jane Beedle, Bake Off series seven finalist and a long-time support of the charity entered a team along with husband Ray and friends Simon Lilywhite and Zung Tang Bennett

Thirteen teams of golfers playing at Hever Golf Course at the weekend raised £4250 for local children’s charity Tree of Hope.

Jane Beedle, Bake Off series seven finalist and a long-time support of the charity entered a team along with husband Ray and friends Simon Lilywhite and Zung Tang Bennett.

Tree of Hope helps families to fundraise for children’s operations, therapies and equipment that are unobtainable via the NHS and provides access to a registered charity providing more effective and efficient ways of fundraising, unlike traditional crowdfunding.

Jane said: ‘It was a wonderful day. We all had a brilliant time, I thought the course was in great condition but pretty tough and a lovely time was had by all. Congratulations on a fab event.’

Sponsors included Handelsbanken Tunbridge Wells, Pure Nails in Kent, Thorley Taverns in Kent, Abbott Construction in Kent.

Tree of Hope plan to another event at Hever in September with an additional golf day in May at a venue to be confirmed.

Tree of Hope CEO Gill Gibb said: ‘The golf days are always fantastic events, offering a chance for friends to get together and enjoy a round while also raising vital funds for sick and disabled children. We’re very grateful to all the teams which took part who came from Kent, Sussex and London.’

For more information about Tree of Hope and their work or to make a donation, visit www.treeofhope.org.uk

By Ed