9 December 2023
RNLI Salisbury Golf Day 2023

Golf Day raises over £3,000 for the RNLI

Over £3,000 was raised at the fifth Annual Charity Golf Day held at High Post Golf Club by the Salisbury Wilton and District Branch of RNLI

Sunny autumn weather greeted the 76 players on Monday 9th October which included 45 people who visited from other clubs.

The winner of the Mixed Team event was ‘The Sultans of Swing’, captained by Mel Earle.  ‘Hunt Forest 3’, captained by Rob Patrick won the Male Team event.  The best individual lady and men awards went to Libby Gold and Nick Holmes.

The event was sponsored by the club’s pro shop Mark Searle Golf, Hunt Forest and John Deere. 

Branch Chairman Ray Stedman said, “The generous sponsorship this year enabled us to return to our pre-covid standards.  The arrangements at my home club were superb and my thanks go to all at the club under the guidance of our Board, General Manager Geoff Johnson and Course Manager Tom Freeman.”

A supper concluded the day for the 16 male teams and 6 mixed terms.

The sum raised will support the lifesaving activities of the Mudeford Lifeboat Station. 

This event was one of a trio of fund raising activities in recent weeks, including £1800 raised at our box collection at Tesco Extra and £900 at our Salisbury Market stall selling a variety of Christmas wares.

Next year is the 200th anniversary of the RNLI.  Earlier this month, the Salisbury and Wilton Branch held a stall at Salisbury Market selling Christmas cards, gifts and stationery. They raised around £900.

Local organisers said, “Thank you Stormy Stan for attending. Thank you to the volunteers for your help and support in manning the stall and talking to local people about the work of the RNLI.

“The Branch relies on the hard working efforts of our small band of committee members.”

Ray would very much like to hear from new volunteers who can give a few hours of their time over the course of the year to assist at our fundraising events.

Please contact Ray by email by clicking here.

Written by
David Harber
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Written by David Harber