The Oasis Golf Day at North Foreland Golf Club on Friday 28th April proved to be a great success raising over £6,000 for the charity.
The sun shone on the over 40 players who took to the course. Amongst them were Kent County Cricket stars Mitch Claydon and James Harris who joined forces with 2 lucky local teams on the day.
Play commenced with a shotgun start at 12:30. On course, players were treated to whiskey and water, served by volunteers from event sponsor Spurling Cannon on the 10th Tee while a Mini convertible donated by Barretts Group of Canterbury advertising auction prize 'Win a Mini for the weekend' was on display on the 18th Tee.
Taking first placewas Club Chairman, Keith Rumblo's team; 'Rumblo's Ramblers' with a score of 95 points with the Boys & Maughan Team coming not far behind in 2nd with 91 points. David Rundle hit Nearest the Pin on the 7th hole and Clive Cain was Nearest the Line on the 10th. All winners received golfing prizes generously arranged by club professional Darren Parris and sponsored by Lanes Printers of Broadstairs.
Dee Murphy, Community Fundraiser at Oasis said 'We are absolutely delighted with how well our first Golf Day went. We are so grateful for the fantastic support received from the local golfing and business communities as well as the excellent hospitality and warm welcome from the club, which all helped make the day a great success. We're already putting plans in place for next year!'
In the evening, guests were treated to a 2 coursemeal, which was followed by an entertaining charity auction expertly run by Club Chairman Keith Rumblo and vice Chairman Mike Bastow. All of the funds raised through the auction and raffle were generously matched by Barclays Bank helping to boost the charity pot and raise extra, valuable funds for those affected by Domestic Abuse.
After the success of the Golf we are now looking forward to our next event which is The Oasis Ball taking place at The Pavillion in Broadstairs on Friday 23rd June. Tickets for this event are £35 per head and can be purchased here: www.oasisdaservice.org/oasis-events/oasisball or by calling the Fundraising team on: 07753 447237.