2022 Captains, John Tugwell and Sue Jenkins, make significant contributions to their charities

Men’s Captain, John Tugwell, who was raising funds for Maggie’s Cancer Care Charity and Sue Jenkins, Ladies’ Captain, supporting the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation, raised incredible amounts of money for their respective charities via their fundraising across their Captains year. The incredible support from members across the Club has seen £10,000 raised for Maggie’s Cancer Care Charity and oer £5,000 for the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation.


Maggies Cancer Care

In their own words, Maggies has now grown into a network of centres built beside NHS hospitals across the UK. Their centres help people to take back control when cancer turns life upside down, with professional support for anything from treatment side effects to money worries.

You can learn more about the support they provide here.

John Tugwell, Men’s Captain, recently presented the charity with the donation and said, “It’s customary for the current Badgemore Captain to chose a charity and raise money for it during their captaincy. Watching club members lose their battles with cancer and having friends outside of the club suffering as well, I particularly wanted to chose a charity that supports not only people with cancer but their families and friends as well.  Maggies fitted the bill and I’m delighted to have raised £10,000 for them.”

Orla Knox-Macaulay from Maggies said, “The support John and the Badgemore Park Golf Club has shown us has been invaluable. With the cost-of-living crisis, the Pandemic and rise in demand, having the backing of committed fundraisers like John has made such a difference to the work we do to support families in crisis. Cancer changes your life, and our ambition is to be there for everybody experiencing all that comes with it. John is helping us realise this. Thank you.”


Natasha Allergy Research Foundation

The Natasha Allergy Reserach Foundation was set up by the parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who suffered a severe allergic reaction to sesame seeds in a Pret A Manger baguette while on board a flight to France. She was allergic to the ingredient, which had not been listed on the packaging and died as a result.

You can find out more about the charity here.

Natasha’s father, Nadim Ednan-Laperouse, actually visited Badgemore Park to collect the cheque on behalf of the charity and during his talk at the ladies AGM said “the money you have raised and what you have done is amazing. I have to be honest, it’s a lot more than I imagined, so thank you so much.”


Well done John & Sue for raising vital fund for these charities and the people they support.