The Lightmongers annual Charity Golf Fund-raising Day had to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Undaunted by this setback the Lightmongers Charitable Trust, based on some creative thinking from Liveryman James Hill, organised a ‘socially distanced” Charity Golf Event, fully compliant with COVID regulations and guidance!
A further innovation was to announce the results through a ZOOM presentation ceremony on 14th July, which was hosted by the Master, Peter Harris with the results of the best scorecards being announced by Liveryman James Hill:
The results were:
Best scorecard = Liveryman Nick Woodcock
Runners-up = Liveryman Roger Rawson and Mr. Mark McGaugh
The Master congratulated the winner and runners-up and whilst he couldn’t present the champagne prizes in person he wished them much enjoyment of it.
During the week of July 6th July 12th inclusive Members and their guests were invited to play a round of golf at their own club and email their scorecards to Liveryman James Hill, with golfers and non-golfers invited to make donations to the Lightmongers Charitable Trust. All funds raised were in support our two affiliated Schools; New College Worcester (for students with sight impairment) and Mary Hare (for students with hearing impairment).
Kevin Hateley of New College Worcester took part in the ZOOM session and thanked everyone for the fund-raising and the overall support that the Lightmongers give to their affiliated Schools. He also gave a brief update of how New College Worcester had, very impressively, maintained the teaching and school community during the months of COVID19 restrictions.
Whilst the final figure for funds raised is not yet known, as donations are still being received, this event will have raised over £1000, which is a great result. Thank you to all those that have made donations and particular thanks to Past Master Patricia Brain for donating the prizes of 4 magnums of champagne.