Rutherford's Charity Fundraising

2018 Charity Golf Day donations made to three local causes


Our 22nd Charity Golf Day was held in May 2018 and the successful fundraising allowed the Club to again support local causes with sizeable donations. This year we supported the Castle School, Cambridge Re-Use and the Arthur Rank Hospice. Representatives attended a lunch to receive cheques (pictured above with Rutherford members from left: Colin Chrebelski, David Munro, Charlie Kidman, Alan Oswald - Cambridge Re-Use, Dick Barker, Lynn Morgan - Arthur Rank and Chris Baker, Castle School). The Club is very grateful to sponsors Adcock Refrigeration Ltd and Gibbs Denley Ltd and to all those who contributed to the fundraising on the day.


Rutherford has helped many good causes over the years and done so through different types of enjoyable fundraising events including 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.

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 (pictured below). 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. The 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


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2018 Charity Golf Day donations made to three local causes

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