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Joseph Clarke Trust charity golf day raises over £4,300

Our thanks once again to the tireless efforts of the Joseph Clarke Trust who raise funds for the school. Trustee, John Chipperfield has sent us the following report of their latest charity Golf day which raised over £4,300. Our thanks go not only to the trustees, but to all the local people, businesses and supporters who helped. 


John writes...

On 13th July 2017 the Joseph Clarke Trust held its 4th Charity Golf Day at West Essex Golf Course and raised just over £4,300. 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, WPB Waste Brokers, Habitari, 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, Essex Property Maintenance Services Limited, Phil Mitchell, David Cross, Kevin Horgan and Mr Khan.

The Auction and Raffles raised about £1,250 and the Trust is also grateful to everyone who contributed Raffle Prizes  The Auction consisted of 4 Lots including.....a Fourball Voucher donated by West Essex Golf Club, a Snooker Cue signed by Steve Davis donated by Matchroom Sport, a Cricket Ball signed by Michael “Whispering Death” Holding and an Autobiography signed by renowned Squash player Jahangir Khan …both donated by Arfan Akram of Wanstead Cricket Club.
 
40 enthusiastic Golfers teed off on a bright and sunny day. The morning's  9-hole Texas Scramble Competition was won by a team entered by Andrew Wales. In the afternoon there was an 18 hole Stableford Competition that was won by John McIntyre of Carole Langley Florists in Chingford with 40 points. The Longest Drive Competition was won again by Daniel Bees and the Nearest the Pin Competition was won by Aadil Baig  of Habitari Property Consultants in Waltham Abbey. In the evening 20 Guests joined the Golfers for the Presentation Dinner that was followed by the Auction and Raffle. The Trust is extremely grateful to West Essex Golf Club for their continued support in hosting the event.
 
The Trust have earmarked some of the money raised in the current year to purchase the 8th Braille Notetakers to meet last year’s requirements of the Schools “Wish List”. Head teacher, Isobel Cox and her husband attended the Presentation Dinner and following the Summer break Isobel will letting the Trust have the School’s “Wish List” for the remainder of 2017 and 2018.

The winners

Texas scramble winners

  • Andrew Wales
  • David Bradshaw
  • Marc Bradshaw
  • Jay Hill

Longest drive

  • Daniel Bees

Stableford Competition 

  • John Mcintyre

Nearest the pin

  • Aadil Baig