Golfers in num­bers for fundraiser

South Waikato News - - NEWS / OPINION - By PET­RICE TAR­RANT

Fi­nal fundrais­ing fig­ures are yet to be tal­lied from the Ti­rau Li­ons Club Char­ity golf tour­na­ment but early in­di­ca­tions are promis­ing.

The an­nual event, which has been run­ning for the past 40-plus years, had one of the best turnouts ever, fundrais­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber Mur­ray McAlister said.

‘‘The weather played its part, we had 105 golfers reg­is­ter, prob­a­bly the most ever, and a to­tal of 97 in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses pledged sup­port with dol­lars and/or prod­uct. On top of that, we had huge sup­port from our mem­bers right from the start, through to the nec­es­sary tidy-up af­ter­wards.’’

He said the event was first and fore­most the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the fundrais­ing com­mit­tee un­der the chair­man­ship of Lion Char­lie Rol­ing.

‘‘Li­ons is not about per­sonal ku­dos so we won’t do any more than recog­nise the hard work of that com­mit­tee. The way it had so many peo­ple work­ing to­gether was cru­cial to the event’s over­all suc­cess.’’

He said they are still cal­cu­lat- ing ex­actly how much will be do­nated to the Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Li­ons Lodge.

‘‘That is be­cause some of the cash pledges have yet to ar­rive and we have not yet turned some of the prod­uct dona­tions into cash. What we do know is that we will have our best ever re­sult for this tour­na­ment. In very broad terms, we have for the last two years raised in ex­cess of $10,000 and we are very con­fi­dent we will eas­ily sur­pass that fig­ure this time.’’

Once again the Ti­rau Li­ons want to ac­knowl­edge ev­ery­one who sup­ported the cause.

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