Rutherford's Charity Fundraising
Interesting and fun events held to help good causes
Rutherford has helped many good causes over the years and done so through different types of enjoyable fundraising events. Most recently a Charity Gin Tasting (pictured above), held in the Old Hall at Queens' College, Cambridge which raised sufficient funds to send a disadvantaged young person on an outdoor adventure course run by The Calvert Trust in the Lake District.
Our Charity Golf Day, now in its 22nd year, has raised well over £100,000 with many local charities benefiting from donations. Last year the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Alzheimer's Research UK were the principal beneficiaries.
Representatives of Arthur Rank Hospice, Alzheimer's Research and East Anglian Air Ambulance (with Rutherford members and sponsor) on the occasion of charity cheque presentations from the 2017 Golf Day
Rutherford held a British and Irish Lions Preview Dinner in June 2017. 190 guests assembled at Quy Mill Hotel, a splendid venue with drinks reception and dinner taking place in their summer marquee. We were entertained by Roger Dakin, an ex England hockey goalkeeper as MC and our main speaker John Bentley. John, a Lion in the series winning squad against South Africa in 1997, spoke passionately about his experiences with the Lions. With a Lions rugby ball sale, raffle and auction all ably managed by Roger, and sponsors Marshall Jaguar and Land Rover; Gibbs Denley and Rugby Club of London we raised £9,000. Ther Castle School in Cambridge and Alzheimer's Research being the nominated beneficiaries.
John Bentley speaking at the British & Irish Lions Preview Dinner
Wine tasting has been very popular with two events taken place. The most recent was held at Anstey Hall in December with Sue Tydeman organising a very enjoyable event with 11 wines to taste. Our former member John de Bruyne kindly hosted the event at Anstey Hall and we are delighted that proceeds are going to enable the purchase of another ShelterBox and a further £750 to Flying Kites, a charity which John's daughter is involved with (supporting and educating Kenyan children).
Sue Tydeman with President Mike Francis giving her thanks for a splendid event at Anstey Hall