We are delighted to announce that The Build a School in Gambia Golf Day and Dinner held on Friday 15th May 2015, was a huge success raising over £16,000 for the charity. The event was staged at the Stoke By Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa and was well attended by many in the Plumbing & Heating Business. This year the Golf Day comprised of 38 teams and 151 players and vying for a team win! The weather was glorious making it even better being out of the office for the day.
As well as the traditional ways of winning there was also an opportunity to win a Land Rover Defender on the 18th hole in a specially arranged ‘hole in one’ competition and a luxury stay at a hotel for a ‘hole in one’ on the 7th. Sadly neither of these were won this year but everyone had fun trying!
The fun continued once everyone handed in their cards with a putting competition on the practice green. More funds were raised for the charity as everyone dug deep to enter and show off their putting skills.
After a fantastic day of golf it was time to scrub up and get the evening dinner underway. John Wark, Ipswich FC and Liverpool football legend entertained the crowd with his after dinner speech outlining his successful footballing career. With the number of Ipswich fans in the audience, his appearance was well received. The crowd were delighted once again with comedy and impressions from Les Gibson.
The day concluded with a successful auction of fabulous donated prizes. Tickets to football matches, a fishing trip to The Gambia and golf breaks were up for grabs and this led to some entertaining bidding wars.
The event was a huge success and we would like to thank everyone who attended and the organisers who made the event run so smoothly. Next year’s BASIG (Build a School in Gambia) Golf Day is on the 20th May 2016.