On Friday 12th August 62 people gathered for the inaugural 2016 BERCC golf day, hosted by Upavon Golf Club in Wiltshire. This was to raise funds for the club, and also provide the perfect opportunity to hold a raffle in aid of Prospect Hospice. The hospice is an incredible charity that provides support and care to patients and their families at the most difficult of times, and it is only with continued donations that they can reach the £7.2 million required to sustain this amazing service.
The day began with bacon rolls and a briefing from the club professional Richard Blake, before players headed out to their tees in anticipation for the shot-gun start. The competition was fierce under the blazing sun, and a fantastic day was had by all.
Once players had completed the 18 holes, everyone returned to the club house for ham, egg and chips, followed by presentations and the raffle. The raffle raised an incredible £770 pounds for the hospice, and this would not have been possible without all the generous donations from a whole host of businesses and supporters.
HUGE thanks to the following donators: Matthew Kellow, Julia Chandler, Upavon Golf Club, Crosby & Lawrence, Buildbase, Newbury & Crookham Golf Club, Barnes Coaches, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Hampshire County Cricket Club, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, W Mundy & Son, The White Spoon in Cheltenham, Steve Ward Golf Pro, David Dudley Jewellers, The Palm Restaurant, Mr Farragher, Bath Rugby Club, and Bath Golf Club.
Many thanks also to all the tee sponsors for the day: Thrings Solicitors, Paul Lavis, Dave Britain, Dale Bird, Deano, Acorn Builders, Acorn Construction, Moonrakers Pub, AB Electrics, Mark Lund, Wards Decorators, Pewsey Vale Coaches, Pewsey Radio Vision, Urban Jungle Roadshow, Macer Cricket, Tom Rosier Physiotherapy, and Delagua.