Article last updated : 26/10/2009
Golf Day - £2,080 Raised!
We are pleased to announce that the total raised at the golf day for Little Haven was £2,080.
Please read on for details of the cash raised and of the golf itself.
Little Haven's Childrens Hospice as you will know was a great source of comfort to Katie and her family during the time of her illness and her subsequent passing.
AIS involvement in football includes overseas work with orphans in South Africa, children in Indonesian refugee camps and street children in Brazil. AIS believe that every child matters, every child has the right to play and to enjoy themselves and every child deserves hope for a better tomorrow. Football is so pervasive in our society that they believe transformation through football will bring transformation in community.
The golf day was held in beautiful weather at the Three Rivers Golf Club Cold Norton and the day included coffee or tea and bacon roll on arrival, a round of golf on the Kings Course was followed by a lovely three course meal in the evening enjoyed by over 80 guests.
Katie's Dad while happy to organise a cricket match was rather apprehensive about the day as he is not a golfer by any stretch of the imagination! Katie's stepdad has talked him into it and obviously in view of the causes he was more than happy to take part. Katie's Dad also learnt a few new terms throughout the day. It seems Katie's step-dad is what is known as a "bandit"!
The full list of winners is as follows:- Nearest the pin – Steve Tilson, Longest Drive - Malcolm McCutcheon, Putting competition – Rob Greenfield (now what was that about a bandit?), 3rd place Team – City Hackers, 2nd placed Team – Richardsons Raiders, Winners – The Tour, 3rd Individual – Lee Stone (40 pts), 2nd Individual – Kevin Machin (41 pts), Winner – Matthew Wright (45 pts), Best Lady - Jackie Hale (35 pts), Champagne moment - Gary Symmonds (eagle on the 10th),
We are so grateful to everyone for their generosity, and to Steve Packham, Robert Goodwin and Brian Ireland at Danbury Mission who put in a lot of work to organise the day so successfully, and to Tim Green the church treasurer who helped me with the finances, it was amazing to raise over £4,000 in these difficult times.