Butcher’s £20,000 donation to charity

Eastwoods Butchers  From left: Tony Hill, Janet Edwards, Geoff Shreeves, Joe Collier.
Eastwoods Butchers From left: Tony Hill, Janet Edwards, Geoff Shreeves, Joe Collier.

A BUTCHER made more for charity than ever before at an annual golf day.

Joe Collier, who owns Eastwoods Butchers in Gravel Path, Berkhamsted, has organised the event at Ashridge Golf Course for 14 years.

This year, it raised £21,347 for The Pepper Foundation, which cares for terminally ill children in the Chilterns area – £2,000 more than last year.

On Friday last week, Sky Sports presenter Geoff Shreeves gave the cash to Tony Hill, Pepper Foundation chairman, and Janet Edwards, its ambassador who helped Joe organise the golf day.

The event in August this year had 92 players. At a silent auction after it, a black and white photo of Del Boy falling over at a bar sold for £1,000. It was signed by Sir David Jason, who played the Only Fools and Horses character.

Janet Edwards said: “Each year we have managed to up the stakes on what we have raised the previous year.”