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Whiteley Village Charity Golf Day 1 August 2016


Whiteley Village Charity Golf Day

Burhill Golf Club
Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 4BL

on Monday 1st August 2016

The Third Whiteley Village Charity Golf Day will be played on the prestigious ‘Old Course’ at Burhill Golf Club.

Burhill and Whiteley Village are neighbours and were both built on the former Guinness Estate.  The Golf Club opened in 1907.  The first of the 262 cottages in Whiteley Village, built for “aged poor persons” became available for occupation in 1917.

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You are invited to either enter a team or as an individual.  The format for the day is a Shotgun start at 9am each team will comprise of 4 players.  It will be Stableford format with full stroke allowance.

The cost of entering a team is £500*, and this will include:

• Coffee and bacon roll on arrival
• 18 holes of golf
• Drinks and nourishment on the 9th hole
• 2 Course lunch in a private dining suite
• Prize giving
• Auction
• Guest speaker – tbc
• Hole in One – Win a car

Firstly, and most importantly, to book your place, email  with your intention to enter a Team.
Please also copy me into the email

Subsequently complete and return the  2016 Golf Day Booking Form, when you have the names of your Team and details of their handicaps.   We will organise for individual entries to be allocated to a team.

*Members of Burhill Golf Course, please deduct £40 per person discount.

Directions to Burhill Golf Club can be found at:
Burhill Golf Club, Burwood Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 4BL
01932 227345.

There is a practice ground at the Club.  Buggies, trollies, motocaddy electric trollies can be booked in advance from the Golf Shop on 01932 227345, option 2.

We would be delighted to hear from anyone with details of any organisation that might be interested in sponsoring Individual Holes, advertising in the program or providing prizes for the Event or the Auction.

The money raised by this event will go towards The Whiteley Homes Trust and the upkeep of the accommodation provided for nearly 500 older people of limited means.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mark Britton

Trustee, Whiteley Homes Trust

Whiteley Village Volunteer Open Morning

Whiteley Village today held their very first ‘Volunteer Open Morning’ at the Village Hall. Members of the public and residents of the Village were able to enjoy a coffee, browse a selection of volunteering opportunities and talk to staff and existing volunteers about how they could become a Whiteley Village Volunteer.

IMG_1830Visitors who had never been to Whiteley Village were delighted to discover this beautiful and fascinating community and learn about the diverse range of opportunities available to them here.
Trish who’d come along with local Hersham resident Helen O’Key said “today was a real insight into what this village is all about and there is such a welcoming atmosphere”.
More than 30 people registered, showing a great deal of interest in roles such as befriending, dog walking, administrative and event roles. Also under consideration were gardening helpers for the many almshouse residents who would welcome both assistance with such tasks; and a friendly face to chat to.

IMG_1832 During the open morning the visitors were entertained with live music from volunteer violinist Malcolm Allison. The event was also supported by Voluntary Support North Surrey and Voluntary Action Elmbridge.
Ann Vallis, a resident of Whiteley Village said ‘Volunteering makes you feel very much part of the Village’.
The Village Historical Society were on hand to offer tours of the Village and visitors were able to take away a wide variety of information on roles available here.

For more information about volunteering opportunities contact Sue Lewin on 01932 842 360 or
Or visit the Volunteering area of the website

Open Meeting

The Whiteley Homes Trust holds successful first Open Meeting

Local councillors, health and social care professionals, residents, staff and volunteers were all present at the Whiteley Homes Trust’s well attended inaugural Annual Open Meeting last Tuesday. Over 140 people packed into the Village Hall to reflect on the progress of the Trust in the last year and to hear about plans for 2016 and beyond.

The Whiteley Homes Trust manages Whiteley Village, a charitable retirement community near Walton on Thames in Surrey. The Trust provides homes, care, and support, to nearly 500 older people who of limited means. In his opening speech, Chair of the Trustees Peter Wilkinson, revealed how in a recent survey 80% of residents agreed that the Trust had made a positive impact on their life since moving in. Continue reading

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The Whiteley Homes Trust to hold inaugural open meeting

The Whiteley Homes Trust – Open Meeting Notice
Date: Tuesday 13th October 2015, Time: 2pm
Venue: The Village Hall, Whiteley Village

We are holding our very first Open Meeting of the Whiteley Homes Trust. It will be a chance to reflect on the progress of the Trust in the last year and to hear about plans for 2016 and beyond. There will also be time for questions.

The Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team will be present and everyone is welcome.

If you would like to attend please call 01932 842360 or email

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Whiteley’s Second Golf Day a ‘Magnificent Success’

The second charity golf day held in aid of The Whiteley Homes Trust, has been pronounced a “magnificent success”, after raising more than £7,400 for the charity, this eclipses the £6,000 raised in 2013.

Twenty teams of four – including The Carpenters’ Company, The Worshipful Company of Actuaries, QuickLogic, KWM, Lodge Brothers, Barnett Waddingham LLP, MHA Consultants, Esher Probus, St Georges’ Hill residents, GMGS, Caterplus and Whiteley Village Golf Club team – teed off to a Shotgun Start over the famous Old Course at Burhill Golf Club last Monday.

Professor Mark Britton, Trustee and Chair of the Fundraising Committee, hosted the event at Burhill, which shares a long history – and a long boundary fence – with Whiteley Village itself. Prof Britton said, “We are enormously grateful to all the business and individuals who supported this marvellous day. We received so many generous donations, sponsorship, auction items and raffle prizes that I cannot begin to thank all the donors.” Continue reading

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Sunshine brings out Runners for annual Whiteley Races!

Sunshine brings out Runners for annual Whiteley Races!

Race Report from Adam of Tri-Adventure who helped us host the Races:

Now in its third year, Whiteley Village is the stage for a number of races within the stunning 225 acre grounds. With the perfect conditions, we were expecting a good turnout. Nothing however had prepared us for the welcome flood of runners who made the last minute decision to register and join us on the day! Continue reading