The annual golf competition is always an extremely enjoyable event that includes longest drive, nearest the pin, putting, beat the pro, hole-in-one and best dressed team competitions as the competitors make their way round the course. The competition was followed by a dinner, a well-supported charity auction, a raffle and unusual, if somewhat surprising, entertainment from Frenk, the Albanian waiter.
Event organiser, Dave Jarvis, estimates that the event will raise approximately £5000, a substantial part of which will be donated to this year’s nominated charity, The Danny Green Fund. Danny was a 10-year-old boy from Canvey Island who suffered from Posterior Fossa Syndrome as a result of surgery to remove a brain tumour. The Syndrome leaves sufferers unable to speak, swallow, unable to support their head or to walk. Despite a brave and bitter struggle, Danny died in 2012. The fund was founded by Danny’s parents in his memory to support children with PFS following brain surgery by providing therapies, equipment and research.
The event, as always, provides, not only a competitive day’s golf but also, an evening of entertainment enjoyed in the usual Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill social atmosphere.