May: Report from the Swinley Forest Golf Day

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Dougie Dalzell Golf Day in April.  You raised a magnificent £11,000 + !!!

The record number of participants were swiftly given their marching orders by our volunteers Gilly Palmer, Jacquie Broderick and Tricia Morris and set off for their tees in time for the 8.15 start, having been well fuelled with coffee, tea and bacon buns in the Swinley Forest Club House.

Anthony Dalzell has since sent this report:

"The course was in amazing condition despite the drought in 2018. The weather forecast was not good but in the end there was no rain and some sunshine - good golfing weather.   

The turnout was the best ever - 76 players assembled in fours across the course for the start at 8.30am. 

The club's catering was, as usual, exceptional and very much enjoyed by all. James Broderick was the Master of Ceremonies for the prize giving. Two teams drew with the highest score (49 points) - Roddy Priestley & Euan Davidson and Andrew Broderick & Jonathan Humm. Colette Dalzell presented the Tournament Silver Salver to Andrew and Jonathan, who won on a count back."

To all of you who came we hope you enjoyed the day.  You have contirbuted to the lives of veterans who have to live with the after effects of serving their country and helped make their days a little easier.  You will have read of the Trust's latest donations and the ecstatic response from the first to hear the news but here it is again in case you missed it: 

"Thank you so much, that is fantastic news and it is very much appreciated. It really is an amazing life changing opportunity for me"
From a message sent following a donation so that this wounded Marine can complete training to obtain his Private Pilot's Licence with Aerobility, a charity using the challenges of flight as a tool to improve lives for those with a disability.  This will give him a qualification with which to seek employment after his medical discharge from the Forces.
Thank you for allowing the Trust to carry on with this work in Dougie's name and thank you also to David Brenes for all his photographs.