Thanks to its members, family favourite Reigate Heath Golf Club has raised over £10,000 for local charity The Children’s Trust at Tadworth.
The driving forces behind this five figure fund raising effort was Keith Glass, the club captain from April 2016 to March 2017, aided and abetted by his colleague Frank Dodd, captain of the Ancient Britons (ABs) section, or in old car terms ‘historic’ as all the club’s AB members were born well before 1966…
From Glass’s perspective, the Captain’s Charity Golf Day back in September 2016 provided the majority of the funds raised. A further handful of events like a raffle, along with a charity dinner and auction adding to the tally, while the ABs ran several events that were aimed specifically at raising yet more money.
For the dinner auction, the two captains set the tone by offering a week in each of their villas in Portugal, and the bids proceeded to raise well over 15% of the final figure alone. The net result after the months of hard work and determination was a cheque for £10,383 being handed over to the directors of The Children’s Trust.
As Glass explained: “They say that charity begins at home, but we believe it certainly should be local. The Children’s Trust is a fantastic local charity for brain damaged children, and they’ve done great work for thousands of kids over many years, so Frank and I were absolutely delighted to be able to get behind them and encourage our members to find as many ways to donate as we could find.”
Dodd commented: “There are two people in particular that deserve recognition, and they are the club manager Amanda Godwin and the director of golf Cliff Gough. Their input made everything from putting dates in the diaries to administrating and banking, a lot easier and more efficient, along with their sheer enthusiasm to support us and this very worthy cause.”