The Fundraising Committee is a small group of club members determined in their resolve to have fun, whilst raising money for charities. The committee meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month, over a bottle of wine or two, and is proud to have achieved just over £100k last year.
We are now in our 17th year of holding this event and is our main annual fundraising activity. The day itself is extremely good fun and never fails to raise a wonderful amount of money for charities.
There were 36 Teams participating in 2019 and the total raised will be about £45,000. This brings the total since 2002 to over £700,000. All the money goes to charity.
The headline charity in 2018 was Caring in Bristol to provide 15 beds for homeless people in Bristol throughout the year.
Other charities benefit tincluding Bristol Samaritans, Young Adult Carers, Teenage Cancer Trust and Rotary’s own charity the Rotary Foundation and the End Polio Now campaign.
All this support for worthwhile causes would not of course happen without all the teams who participated and did the fundraising. As usual the racing was extremely competitive and the final times were the fastest that have been recorded with Avon Fire and rescue winning for the past three years.
Winners of our Dragon Boat Festival 2019:
1. Team 300 Avon Fire and Rescue
2. Rolls Royce Apprentice Association
3. Babcock Buccaneers
Teams were also very competitive with their fancy dress, which helps make the day a real spectacle.
We thank everyone involved in the fundraising and would like to present prizes to those who raised the most money.
Everyone who raised over £250 received a bottle of champagne. Many thanks to everyone who made this year’s event such a success. Next year we will be raising money for The Green HOuse Charity providing counselling for victims of child sexual abuse.
The Dragon Boat Festival in 2020 will be in June and we hope that you will be participating again.
This week we held our annual Charity Golf day at
Bristol and Clifton Golf Club raising funds for Bridges to Prosperity. The winners of the Texas Scramble were Absolute Wealth with GCP/KB2 second and Hammonds third. The Stableford trophy was won by MonsMotors Audi. The Burston Cook putting shield by Debbie Rogan.
Bridges to Prosperity envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists. Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty, and we believe that connection is the foundation to opportunity. We work with local communities, partners and foundations, to build footbridges that connect residents to education, health care and economic opportunity. With a sophisticated data collection and evaluation program, we’re able to prove that the value and impact of our work is sustained long after the opening celebration.
The 2017 Golf Day was a great success with 20 teams of golfers having an enjoyable day whilst raising £8,000 the charity.
There is a competition package available including Hole-in-One, with the main prize being a car kindly provided by Mon Motors Audi, as well as the usual Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin and Putting Competition.
There are also opportunities to sponsor a hole, competitions and the event programme, which everyone will receive at registration, giving you huge publicity on the day with your banners on tees and greens around the Clubhouse and acknowledgement in the event programme.
We very much hope we can count on your support for what will be an excellent day’s golf and a very enjoyable evening. The day will offer a wonderful opportunity to entertain clients and friends, while at the same time helping us to raise funds for the Bridges to Prosperity Charity
We assist in running this event in Canford Park and share in the proceeds for our charitable fundraising.