Well, it’s no secret I am a golfer! In fact, I think I even invited some of you to come over to the Isle of Wight for a round! The offer is still open. See here
Anyway, last month I organised a series of events to raise money for the Isle of Wight Branch of the Alzheimer Cafe. Here’s a press release that talks of our achievements.
“A series of events culminating in the annual Freshwater Bay Golf Club Charity Challenge held on Sunday 14th August has raised in excess of Â£7,000 for the Isle of Wight Branch of the Alzheimer Cafe. Organised by Steve Sargeant, Club Captain and MD of local engineering business LCM Systems, the golf day had 90 people take part in the 18-hole competition that saw club members and visitors pitted against each other to win the prestigious trophy.
The photo attached shows overall winner John Burke (left) being presented with the trophy by Steve. A representative of the Alzheimer’s Cafe, Maggie Bennett, was also present and was overwhelmed by the amount raised. Maggie Bennett said ” experts are advising that a healthy lifestyle improves the wellbeing of the whole population; including those living with dementia and their carers; making this fantastic charity work by members of the Freshwater Bay Golf Club even more significant”. A raffle with many prizes donated by local businesses and suppliers to IOW companies also added to the final total.
Other events included a sponsored walk by Steve Orchard who walked 43 miles in one day around the eight IOW golf courses, playing one hole at each. Steve raised Â£1250 and this was matched by Steve Sargeant. A generous £3,000 donation was also received from Barclay’s Bank.
“I have been overwhelmed with people’s generosity”. says Steve. “Alzheimers has affected my family directly, so I was keen to do something to help others cope with this dibilitating disease. The Cafe provides great support for people suffering from Alzheimers, as well as their carers. Maggie and her team do a superb job. I would like to thank everyone who came out to support us over the last few weeks.”