Thank you to everyone who came along to support our annual Golf Day and Dinner at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Harpenden. We had a superb day while raising money for a fantastic cause.
It was great to to see 38 players, 41 at lunch and 46 people at dinner with a buzz all day, so hopefully really enjoying the day whilst supporting some of the poorest people in the world. Gentlemen and ladies, your generosity raised £4,692 net for HSOA. This will pay for two school teachers for a year, for children, who but for Harpenden could not afford to go to school, or another Bore hole, 140 feet deep to bring clean water which has helped eliminate cholera.
In addition one more kind APGC Wednesday Swindle golfer has become a regular monthly donor supporting HSOA's Orphans and Vulnerable Children Programme and he adds over 30% to the total raised at this event - please see www.hsoa.org.uk/orphan-vulnerable-children-programme for more information.
We had 21 Golf prizes - all donated - including: Champagne for the winning team of Steve McConnell (HSOA), Steve Harris and Andy Reid, Prosecco the the team which came second - Chris Westcott, Giles Cook, Phil Kimber and Gary Grant, Dinner for Two at the White Horse for Aldwickbury's Andrew Walker, £50 voucher from L'Olivo won by Aldwickbury's Pete Ibbettsen.
Also, individual prizes were won by Mike Hodge, John Russell, Chris Butler, Phil Benson, Steve McConnell, Steve Harris, Chris Westcott, "Miles" Giles Cook, and Sportsman of the Day Owen MacKenzie.
The 21 golf prizes, 25 auction prizes and about 20 raffle prizes all donated. Hopefully this ensured that almost everyone took something home as well, fun memories and a warm feeling!
Particular mention for Hicks Accountants for sponsoring 10 HSOA events over 6 years and to Aldwickbury Park Golf Club for great support for 6 years and to A-Plus Joinery for again sponsoring the Champagne for the winning team.
We're looking for experienced and enthusiastic fundraisers to join our team. You’ll help develop our fundraising strategy and implement these activities, working closely with our marketing and events volunteers. New fundraising ideas would be most welcome! As would the drive to deliver them.
The time commitment is up to you, but around 4 hours a week would be helpful and it can be done from work or at home. We meet once a month, in the evening.
If you are interested in joining the fundraising committee - which raises money for some of the poorest people in Africa - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday 3rd September, a team from 2 Circles Consulting braved the rapids in the River Tummel near Pitlochry in Scotland as part of a Charity Rafting Event. They raised an amazing £928 for Spotlight on Africa!
We are incredibly grateful to everyone who took part and to all those who sponsored them.
Here are some lovely photos of the Rees family in Uganda with gifts for the school.
Deo Okello, Head of Sports, was thrilled to receive the sports bibs and the girls were delighted to receive leggings for sports.
Christine Alum our health project manager with Dr Bethan Rees at the clinic site.
Festo, the parents rep on the School Management Committee, with Josh and Tom Rees (note - no more smoke in the kitchen!)