Tea Bar support on the tee!

A Basingstoke businessman has proved to be a real ace in the hole when it comes to supporting a local cancer centre charity.

Hayden Gowan, who owns The Tea Bar in The Top of The Town, was the driving force behind another successful fundraising golf day in aid of Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Forty-four golfers in 12 teams took part in the latest charity golf day which was held at Test Valley Golf Club, near Overton.

An auction and fundraising gathering was later held at The Tea Bar and the net result from the day was that £1,280 was raised for the charity. This will be doubled thanks to match funding from Greenham Common Trust, which is supporting the charity’s fundraising appeal.

The winning team was presented with a trophy in memory of George McElhinney, who passed away from cancer last year.

Hayden thanked Basingstoke-based TaylorMade and Bombshell Hair and Beauty Limited, all The Tea Bar staff, as well as the golfers who took part, for supporting the event.

“Everyone at The Tea Bar is delighted to be part of the fundraising drive, and we will be holding other events later in the year.”