The Wokingham Paper
Sun shines as Rotary holds annual golf day
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.