RIFT held their Lighthouse Day on 21st July and here's their first hand report:
A great day was had by all on the 21st of July at the Lighthouse Club’s Charity Golf Day, organised by RIFT and Mary Daly, at Ashford Golf Club.
We were in excellent company, joined by a number of local organisations, as well as some from farther afield. More than 80 people took part in the tournament and it’s great to see that the Lighthouse Club has such an incredible amount of support and goodwill and such vocal and active supporters.
Highlights of the day included, a raffle and auction with some fantastic prizes on offer for the lucky winners such as golf days, football tickets, lunches at local restaurants and a hamper of beer. Barrett’s Jaguar had donated an opportunity to win a Jaguar XE for a hole in one on the 18th – unfortunately it was not won on the day, but someone got very close!
Huge Congratulations to Don Leavey and his team who were the winners of the tournament with a score of 113. Don also won the yellow ball competition.
There were also prizes for the longest drive, nearest the pin and straightest drive.
£6,600 was raised and a massive thank you to everyone who joined us on the day or sponsored holes.
Jan Post, MD of RIFT said, “ I founded RIFT to help construction workers back in 1999 and those same foundations are still strong. It’s an honour to be able to support the Lighthouse Club in the great work that they do and events like the Golf Day are a brilliant way to get the word out and get more people involved at all levels.
“Construction has always been strong in Kent and is vital to many local people. Not only those who work directly in the industry, but for all the related businesses, the strength it brings to the local economy and the opportunities for development.
Most people living here know someone involved in construction in some way or other and so are always keen to support fundraising events. Although things have improved dramatically over the past few years, construction saw more worker deaths than other industry in 2014/15 and was ranked the 4th most dangerous type of work in the UK. This is why it’s vital that we have charities such as the Lighthouse Club to help people who have fallen on hard times or find themselves in difficult situations caused by their jobs.”
The full list of teams competing was:
We’d also like to thank all the sponsors who made the day possible: