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Damon Hill OBE and Michael Caines MBE join forces for charity event

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Authored by Andrea Bishop
Posted Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 7:53am

If you enjoy a good day’s golf in beautiful surroundings, followed by dinner cooked by a globally-renowned Michelin starred chef, then you’ll love this event coming to Exeter in the Autumn.

Former F1 Champion, Damon Hill OBE, and Michael Caines MBE, are teaming up to host a day of golf followed by a gala four-course dinner and charity auction. It will be held at Exeter Golf and Country Club – winners at the England Golf Awards earlier this year - on Friday 4 October, with proceeds split between two charities; Down Syndrome International and the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Damon, who has a son with Down’s syndrome, and Michael, are both patrons of the charities, who support people with Down’s syndrome, as well as their families, carers and professionals, throughout the world.

The day will consist of 18 holes of golf with competitions on the beautiful Exeter course, followed a Salcombe Gin drinks reception. A four-course dinner created by one of the UK’s most acclaimed chefs, Michael Caines MBE, and Exeter Golf and Country Club’s head chef, Adam Little, will then be served. Wines will be perfectly paired with each course, before a golf prize presentation, auction and raffle, all rounded off with live music.

Auction prizes include an overnight stay for two with dinner at Michael Caines’ Lympstone Manor hotel, which was awarded a Michelin star just six months after opening, as well as a four-ball golf day with lunch and an Ultimate Spa Retreat at Exeter Golf and Country Club.

Chris Jones, General Manager of Exeter Golf and Country Club said: “It’s an honour to host this high profile and hugely worthwhile event. We always enjoy partnering with Michael for the 7 Chefs Dinner and South West Chef of the Year Award, and so we’re delighted to have been chosen as the golf venue for this year’s golf day.”

You can book your place here or for more information contact: becky.penrose@downs-syndrome.org.uk