£3,400 KO’ cheque for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:20 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:22 17 June 2010

Sidmouth Golf Club s annual dinner dance on Saturday at the Westcliff Hotel provided outgoing club captain Neil Faulkner with the opportunity to present a cheque for £3,400 to his chosen charity.

Sidmouth Golf Club's annual dinner dance on Saturday at the Westcliff Hotel provided outgoing club captain Neil Faulkner with the opportunity to present a cheque for £3,400 to his chosen charity.

Wooden Spoon is rugby's charity, supporting mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children, and the Devon chairman Bruce Priday was clearly overwhelmed by the size of the donation and the warmth of the welcome he and his wife Trudy received from Sidmouth's golfers.

Neil has thoroughly enjoyed his year as club captain at Sidmouth, and one of his last responsibilities in office was to host Saturday's celebrations.

Wooden Spoon's Bruce Priday summed it up well when he told me: "We go to many events to do as we did last Saturday and are always pleased to be invited and receive sums for the Spoon (generally not as large a cheque as your gift I hasten to add). Rarely, though, do we enjoy ourselves as much. We were, however, really taken with the fun, happy, positive and goodwill feeling that surrounds your club. I wish such an august and clearly lovely, healthy club such as yours everything you wish for yourselves and so by default will the disadvantaged children in our county."

A packed Westcliff Hotel, an excellent meal and a great social occasion well up to the usual Sidmouth Golf Club standard will leave Neil Faulkner with yet another happy memory of his year as club captain.

l Sidmouth Ladies' report p55.


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