Keen Golfers Raise Over £2k for The Wish Appeal at Charity Golf Day

Associates, friends and staff of The Abbeyfield Kent Society enjoyed a day of golf at the Southern Valley Golf Club in Gravesend whilst raising money for The Wish Appeal at the charity’s golf event.

AKS CEO Leon Steer hands trophy to overall winner, Paul Lam
AKS CEO Leon Steer hands trophy to overall winner, Paul Lam
Organiser John with his team
Organiser John with his team

The sun was shining and there were birdies and bogeys aplenty at the event, which took place on Thursday 25th June. The groups enjoyed 18 holes of golf before relaxing in the clubhouse with a BBQ as the trophies were awarded to winners and the prizes auctioned off.

The overall winner of the golf was Paul Lam, with Simon Belcher taking second place and David Rodrigues coming third. Femi Adesanya took the longest drive award, Qui Ly won nearest to pin and Malcolm Phillips won the putting competition.

The event was a huge success, raising over £2,000 for The Wish Appeal, with donations still coming in.

John Ogbe, organiser of the event and home manager of Edward Moore House residential home said: “It was a wonderful day and the weather remained beautiful throughout, I’d like to thank everyone who supported us and helped us to raise this phenomenal amount for The Wish Appeal.”

The Society would like to thank Gateway Chapel, Cater Plus, Newcross Healthcare Solutions and Kerry & Kerry for their support.

The Abbeyfield Kent Society launched the Wish Appeal in April 2014. Recognising that it is often the simple things in life that older people desire, such as a meal at their favourite restaurant or a day out with their family, the fundraising initiative was created to grant wishes for residents living in the Society’s care.

You can donate to The Wish Appeal by visiting www.justgiving.com/abbeyfieldkent or text ‘WISH05’ followed by the amount, to 70070 e.g. ‘WISH05 £10’

Posted : 01/07/2015

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