Annual Charity Golf Day
Our main fundraiser - this year was on Thursday 27th July 2017 - thank you to all the Teams and Sponsors who made this such a successful day. NEXT YEAR - Thursday 26th July - you can enter now!
Rotary is not primarily a fund raising organisation, 'Service before Self' is our motto, however fundraising to benefit local Charities as well as the Rotary Foundation is still an important part of what we do.
Weston-super-Mare Rotary Club's main fundraiser of the year is currently our Annual Charity Golf Day which is usually held on the last Thursday of July. See 'Programme - Future Diary' for details of the next one.
Since its inception in its present format in 1997 this event has raised over £170,000 for mainly local Charities. David Brown was President that year and with three other members continued to be the main organiser until his sad death in 2009. On David's original committee were Past President George Horsfield, the late PP Roger Jones and PP John Scott. The Golf Committee continues to be one of the most important in the Club.
Here is the Press Release from the 2015 event
BIGGEST CHARITY GOLF DAY RAISES OVER £170,000
Weston Rotary Club held their 19th Annual Charity Golf Day at Weston Golf Club on Thursday 30th July. 48 Teams of mainly local Businesses competed and with the course in great condition the scoring was very high and close at the top. The winners were the Weston Electrical Services Team Captained by John Rogers with 96 points, just beating BWOC, captained by Steve Corrick, also with 96 points.
When all the money is received over £10,000 will have been made on the Day making over £170,000 raised for charity by this event since 1997. The Prize Giving was conducted by Weston Club Captain Scott Mckechnie and Weston Rotary President .
President Gordon presented cheques of £1,200 each to Winter Warmth, a Weston based group providing meals seven evenings a week every winter and the Mayors chosen Charity this year; SSAFA Forces Help WsM who provide lifelong support to all regular and reserve forces and their families, and Western Active Stroke group which seeks to help people with their physical and social rehabilitation following a stroke. Also £1,000 was presented to the local branch of Cancer Research. The balance will be donated to other mainly local charities as needs arise.
All the Tees and Greens were fully sponsored and President said “I must thank all the players and local businesses and organisations for their tremendous support in making this day so successful, particularly our Main Sponsor this year Santander, and of course the Members of Weston Rotary Club and West Woodspring Inner Wheel for all the hard work of organising and running the event, especially Committee Chairman James Robertson and his wife Aileen.”