Our annual Charity Golf Day was held on 14th October at the Royal Automobile Club Epsom, on their magnificent Old Course. The teams played to Stableford scoring and enjoyed superb weather for their rounds. The Event is usually held in May of each year but the COVID restrictions in place at that time made it impractical, so it was re-planned to this date in October. Due to that change the number of teams taking part were less than usual but despite that everyone enjoyed the golf and Awards dinner that followed.

The Lightmongers Charitable Trust makes financial donations to charities who work with those who suffer from sensory impairment of either sight or hearing or both. As part of that, all the funds raised from the Golf Day are in support of our two affiliated schools: New College Worcester for blind students and Mary Hare School for deaf students. The final amount raised will be reported in due course, once it is known.

At the Awards dinner in the evening the Master Lightmonger, Father Peter Harris, thanked all the golfers for their support in raising funds for our affiliated schools. He particularly thanked James Hill who organised and managed the golf tournament itself and our Clerk, Phill Hyde for all the organising that takes place behind the scenes. His final vote of thanks was to all those who had supported the event in the form of sponsorship e.g. “nearest the hole” competitions, the wine for the dinner and in providing excellent prizes for the raffle. A BIG thank you to everyone for their contribution. He closed by announcing the Charity Golf Day next year will revert to May and the date for diaries is 19th May 2022.

We were delighted that Peter Robson from Mary Hare School was able to join us for both the golf and the Dinner. He added his thanks, on behalf of both of our affiliated schools, to golfers, sponsors and others supporting the event, for their fund-raising and gave a brief talk about the progress of the building of a new primary school in the campus grounds. This has been a major project for the school, with building work now well on the way thanks to the generous giving from many sources.

James Hill then announced the results of the tournament and presented prizes to the three teams with the best scores.

The winning team with a score of 91: L-R Darren Sutton, Kevin Moore, Rod Bennion, Ian Lennard.

2nd team with a score of 83: L-R Brian Clark, John Peterson, John Otten, Barry Parkinson.

3rd team with a score of 79: L-R Sandy Rowsell, Elaine Cozens, Rosemary Hill, Barbara Tucker, with James Hill on the far left.