Who are we?

The Denness Luckhurst Foundation was established in 2014 by the children of Mike Denness and Brian Luckhurst to raise money for charities in their memories.

In 2015, we again supported the Lord’s Taverners, Mercy Ships and St Francis Hospice by way of a charity golf day that was held on the 7th October at Sundridge Park Golf Club, Bromley. Over the last 2 years, we have raised £28,000 to support our chosen charities, for which we have to say a big thank you to our supporters and sponsors.

Having had a rest in 2016, we are delighted to confirm that our next golf day will be held on Monday, 11th September at Sundridge Park Golf Club, where we hosted our very successful last event. More details of the day can be found here.

Why it all began

M H Denness 1939 – 2013

B W Luckhurst 1939 – 2005

Mike and Brian played a significant proportion of their cricket together at Kent, where they opened the batting and enjoyed significant success. The “glory years” of the 70’s saw Kent win 10 domestic trophies, dominating the new one day format of the game.  In 1972, Mike took over the captaincy from Colin Cowdrey.

Their commitment to Kent Cricket was later recognised when both men fulfilled the role of President for the Club, Mike in 2012 and Brian in 2004. Perversely, they both died prior to concluding their year in office.

What we do

Our fathers were extremely motivated individuals and great supporters of charitable causes. We wish to combine those attributes and in their names, raise valuable funding for two very worthy charities – Lord’s Taverners and Mercy Ships.

2014 saw us hold our first event, a charity golf day, where we raised £15,750 for our charities. Our second golf day in 2015, raised a further £12,500, which represents an even better achievement given we didn’t receive the same corporate sponsorship as in 2014.

“So much hard work and effort goes into creating such a wonderful event. It’s when you see the difference that it makes to our charities, and the great outcomes that it funds, that you are so proud to be part of the Denness Luckhurst Foundation. I’m sure that our Dad’s would be chuffed with what we have done in their names” Tim Luckhurst– DLF

Cheque handover 2015 Lords

The cheque handover at Lord’s Cricket Ground for 2015’s event.

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