The annual ACI UK Charity Golf Day took place on 8 July at Kings Hill Golf Club in Kent. Once again, we were favoured with great golfing weather for all of the teams that took part. In a welcomed departure from recent years, not only did we change the venue for the 2019 event but also the format – our teams played a Texas Scramble format. We were also honoured to have Ann Chappell with us to present the inaugural Paul Chappell Trophy to the winning team.
Our 2019 winners were 360T, captained by Andrew Priest. Congratulations to the winning team and sincere thanks to Andy Priest for his heartfelt words about the late Paul Chappell. In second place was Barracuda FX, led by Fraser Devlin, with Wells Fargo (captain Richard Lee) taking third place. Wayne Roworth of Sucfin came Nearest to Pin and Mark Koorenneef, Wells Fargo, hit the Longest Drive. Congratulations to all of our 2019 prize winners.
We were delighted to welcome Jo Carter, Director of Fundraising Variety – the Children’s Charity. After screening a short film acknowledging ACI UK’s longstanding commitment and support for Variety, Jo emphasised the huge and tangible difference that Variety funds make to the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children in the UK, thanking ACI UK for its support and particularly for the 56 Sunshine Coaches funded by ACI UK’s members and supporters to date.
Closing the event, Sue Attwood, ACI UK President, thanked guests, teams and sponsors for their generous support for this event and for Variety, and flagged the next fundraising event, an ACI UK Pub Quiz in October 2019.
Thanks to our generous sponsors for their support in 2019:
Breakfast – EC1 Partners
Luncheon/Refreshment Buggy – Market Factory
Hole flags/Hole in One – Summit Search Group
Nearest to Pin – Par FX
Longest Drive – Equinix
Thank you too to all who contributed prizes to the Raffle Draw which included a unique sketch from one of Jaguar’s lead designers, a night for two at The Athenaeum in Mayfar, Tea for Two at a number of London venues, various golf days and wines. Special thanks to Philip Atkinson, LCH; Rob Malin, When in Rome and Nikhil Joshi, 360T.