About the CAG
At the end of each year the CAG decides which charities will benefit from the money to be raised the following year. A large number of requests for donations come from many charities and it always a very difficult choice for us to make. The main criteria in our constitution is that they need to be local charities in Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Buckinghamshire.
The organising group known as CAG has now expanded to 12 members and is at full capacity. This has made an enormous difference as it generates new ideas for fund raising. It means we can have a varied programme of events and there are more of us to manage each occasion. As with so many endeavours in life, success breeds success and so, as we have raised the profile of our efforts on behalf of the Phyllis Court Club, so we have also inspired more members to join us and thereby raise more money for these very worthy charitable causes. Proceeds have grown annually with £24,000 raised in 2013, £29,000 raised in 2015, £31,000 in 2016 and £36,000 in 2017. The charities who benefit from these donations are always incredibly grateful, resulting in us wishing we could raise more.
The club supports us with use of the facilities and the venue, the banqueting staff are immensely helpful, the events team who assist with our publicity and the management with donations of wine and meal prizes. We do appreciate all of their efforts.