CAMBERLEY GOLF CAPTAINS MAKE HISTORY


HUSBAND and wife Kevin and Deborah Warner have been elected as Captain and Lady Captain at Camberley Heath Golf Club.

It is the first time in the club’s illustrious history that a married couple have taken on the captaincy roles in the same year.

Kevin and Deborah, who live in Springfield Road, Camberley, have been members of the golf club for eight years and are looking forward to a busy schedule of official club competitions, matches and social events.

“It is a great honour and privilege for Deborah and I to take on the captaincy roles at Camberley Health,” said Kevin Warner. “Our beautiful golf course was designed by renowned architect Harry Colt and was founded in 1913. It is a challenging par-71 course which has been voted one of the top 100 courses in England.”

The captains’ year officially begins on February 1st - with a special “Drive-In” ceremony and club competition then taking place on February 25th.

In addition to a packed programme of golf and social events, one of the most important aspects of the role is to nominate and raise funds for the captain’s charity.

This year, Kevin and Deborah have both selected the Aldershot-based Step by Step charity, which empowers young people and prevents homelessness.

“We were both particularly keen to select a charity that helps local young people,” said Deborah. “After visiting Step by Step and learning more about its fantastic work, we decided that we would like it to be this year’s official charity.”

Kevin and Deborah have set up a Just Giving page for people who would like to support the charity:

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/camberleyheathcaptainscharity

Chiara Cadei, Community Fundraising Officer at Step by Step, said: “We are naturally delighted to be chosen by Camberley Heath Golf Club as this year’s charity and would like to thank Kevin and Deborah for their valued support and to wish them a very successful and enjoyable captaincy year.

“Step by Step supports local young people who are going through hard times. We take a unique step by step approach, providing accommodation, personal development opportunities, and specialist support services. Our approach helps young people to identify and fulfil their aspirations.”

Based in Crimea Road, Aldershot, Step by Step can accommodate up to almost 250 people at any one time and delivered 1,200 counselling sessions last year. The charity also gave young people access to around 350 education or employment opportunities in the same period.

“With our help, we find that more than 80% of young people positively progress or stabilise their circumstances,” said Chiara.

For more information please visit www.stepbystep.org.uk