So, there I was , one woman, high handicap golfer among 83 men – ready to tee off at the Russell Roof Tiles Charity Golf Tournament, for the honour of Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes! I played in a team of four – Richard B, one of our SSBB controllers, a good golfer, and two Russell Roof Tiles gents, Scott and Jim, both playing off 16.
First, we had our photos taken in front of two of our blood bikes with Phil S and Dave S in the background. I look quite confident in the photo but my knees were shaking. The men teed off first, two hit long shots, one not so good, then it was my turn.
There is a God. Probably the best tee shot I have ever hit. And off we went for 18 holes in scorching sunshine on a very long and hard course.
Organised brilliantly by Russell Roof Tiles, the golf day was yet another of their fundraising events for our charity and it was a huge success attracting over 20 teams made up of their customers and suppliers. Managing Director Andrew Hayward sped around the course on a buggy with refreshments to keep us all going in the heat, offering encouragement to us all. Andrew commented “Everyone had a lot of fun and it was great to be able to get such a wide range of our customers together to enjoy the day with us and contribute to the fundraising”.
Among the Russell Roof Tiles golfers were staff from their Lochmaben site who are also fundraising – for our fellow blood bikers – Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes. What an amazing and generous company.
Just before the results were announced, I had the opportunity to tell my fellow golfers about SSBB, and how their support of the golf day was raising money towards a blood bike. I know it was well received.
And then they announced the winners and, sadly we didn’t win but we were about half way down the field so we were happy that the honour of SSBB had been upheld. Many thanks to my partner!
But, in truth, we did win – the golf day raised over £5500 for SSBB.
Article written by keen golfer and SSBB Corporate Fundraising Manager, Lynne S.