The Wokingham Paper

Sun shines as Rotary holds annual golf day

- Peter von Bergen

BEARWOOD Lakes again generously hosted Easthampst­ead Rotarians and their supporters in the Spring sunshine for their 16th annual Charity Golf Day.

Rotarians, golfers, supporters and sponsors alike turned out in numbers to enjoy the bacon roll breakfast, the golf, a leisurely walk along the course, and the awards dinner and auction hosted by BBC Radio Berkshire’s Ady Williams.

The 15 foursomes teeing off at this beautiful course, featured Day & Johnson, Hammett & Petch 1 and

2, the Hampsters, Langham Builders, the Saffas, the Optimists, the Angrie Birdies, the Royle Rooks, Care in the Community, Fifty Shades of Golf, the Berkshire Bandits, EHAG, DRIPs Anonymous, and Dude Where’s My Par.

The Easthampst­ead Rotary Charity Golf Day has been generously supported by local companies over the years, some like Grundon have been regular sponsors.

This year’s event was co-sponsored by Crowthorne Insurance Services Limited.

Many other local donors presented gifts in kind.

Grundon is the UK’s largest familyowne­d supplier of integrated waste management and environmen­tal solutions and is head quartered in Wallingfor­d, Oxfordshir­e.

Crowthorne Insurance Services Limited is an independen­t insurance broker, based in Crowthorne, Berkshire, providing both corporate and private customers with the full spectrum of insurance cover.

The primary beneficiar­ies this year will be Me2 Club and Youthline, plus other Easthampst­ead Rotary charities.

Me2 Club enables children with additional needs from across Wokingham Borough to access mainstream leisure activities. Manager, Tess Eagles, thanking Easthampst­ead Rotarians for choosing Me2 Club explained “Some children can’t do everything they want, and can feel isolated.

Me2 Club creates the opportunit­y for them to do the everyday fun things we all enjoy. The children are able to join in with the activities enjoyed by their peers. This can be going to cubs, brownies, swimming, or drama.”

Youthline provides a FREE, confidenti­al counsellin­g service for young people attending secondary school, and young adults up to the age of 25 across Bracknell Forest Borough.

“Over the years, Easthampst­ead Rotary Club’s Golf Day has generated approachin­g £100,000,” said past President, Rob Hughes.

“Other main beneficiar­ies have included Red Diamonds disabled sports club, Daisy’s Dream, the Wayz, Dingley’s Promise, Alexander Devine hospice, the Link, and Building For The Future.”

“We are profoundly grateful to all our sponsors and participat­ing golfers.”

To find out more, just call Brian on 07720 321 526.

Or visit our new website www.easthampst­eadrotary.org/ and we’re also on Facebook.

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Above: The Fifty Shades 10th 1 team before they teed off Left: The Me2 Club benefited from the Rotary golf day

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