On 18th July 2019 the Joseph Clarke School Trust held its 6th Charity Golf Day at West Essex Golf Course and the early indications are that the Trust will have raised in excess of their target of £5,000. As in previous years the Trust is extremely grateful for the generous support and sponsorship from both local Businesses and Friends of the Trust.
The Main Sponsor was Borno Pharmacy in Highams Park and the Hole Sponsors were Henry Morgan, Bradshaw Electrical Ltd, Smart Vision Ltd, McRaes Estate Agents, Walthamstow Social Centre for the Blind, Rotary Club of Chingford, Sullivan & Co, Essex Security Services Limited. Abbey Total Care Group, Robert's Motorworks, Phil Mitchell, Kevin Horgan, Tony Beaumont, Alfie Harper and Mr Khan. The Trust also received a Donation from Waitrose-Woodford over over £500 plus several personal Donations.
44 hardy Golfers teed off on a dull and drizzly morning but the day gradually got hotter, brighter and sunnier. The morning's 9-hole Texas Scramble Competition was won by a team entered by Matchroom Sport Ltd. In the afternoon there was an 18 hole Stableford Competition that was won by Enrique Pajero. The Longest Drive Competition was won by Danny Legg. In the evening 17 Guests , including the Headteacher, Isobel Cox and her Husband, Elaine Colquhoun, the Whitefield Academy Trust’s CEO and Chadia Filali-Moutei, soon-to-be acting Headteacher, joined the Golfers for the Presentation Dinner that was followed by the Auction and Raffles.
The Auction, Raffles, etc raised about £1,500 and the Trust is also grateful to everyone who contributed Raffle Prizes. The Auction consisted of 3 Lots including.....a Fourball Voucher donated by West Essex Golf Club, a Snooker Cue, signed by Steve Davis, donated by Matchroom Sport Ltd and a Cricket Bat, signed by the Essex CCC squad, donated by Essex Cricket Foundation.
The Trust is also extremely grateful to West Essex Golf Club for their continued support in hosting the event and thanks go to the Secretary, James Levick, for making sure that everything went like clockwork.
The money raised will go towards a new Minibus so that the Pupils will be able to make educational trips, etc. An application has already been made to the Lord's Taverners and a decision is due very shortly.
After the summer break the school will will be letting the Trust have the School’s “Wish List” for the remainder of 2019 and 2020
There seems no doubt that the Trust will hold their 7th Charity Golf Day next year.