NEARLY FOUR THOUSAND EURO RAISED AND ANOTHER DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR SAMARITANS IN SPAIN.
Contributor / 2012-07-14 22:04:36
The 2nd Annual Charity Golf event held at Las Colinas Golf and Country Club on Saturday 16th June for the Samaritans in Spain was once again, a complete sell out and a resounding success.
Main Sponsor John Williams of the Rental and Sales Centre Los Dolces was part of a team of 84 Golfers who teed off early morning in a shotgun start and although there were some serious competitors, fun and laughter seemed to be the order of the day as they made their way around the course.
Las Colinas Director of Golf Martin Eastgate, pulled out all the stops for the Charity day providing each golfer with special bag badges, pitch markers, vouchers for 2 free drinks and a picnic bag as they made their way around the course. Canal Print Rioja provided all the signs around the course and associated pre day publicity making every sponsor known to the players and visitors alike. Added delight for the players were the stunning girls, The Dolly Dealers from the Hub Villamartin Plaza who gave out drinks and prizes in return for a donation to the Charity.
Liz Bell the British Vice Consul and volunteers from the Samaritans in Spain (S.I.S.) were amongst the crowd welcoming the golfers back and following speeches from Steve Ashley from S.I.S, Liz Bell and John Williams the prize giving began. First prize of four flat screen t.v.'s donated by the Rental and Sales Centre Los Dolces went to the winning team headed by Ex Manchester City player Andy Dibble, followed by four sets of luggage donated by the Rental and Centre Villamartin for runners up, the team from the Sporting Life Los Dolces.
To the surprise of all involved every player walked away with a prize and many thanks must go also to Sunshine Trophies who supplied all the engraved trophies free of charge to the charity. The fact that the whole event ran so smoothly was in no small part due to the expertise of Gavin Riddle of Albatross Golf Tours who also donated prizes of golf fees and clothing from his new shop at Los Dolces CC. The fun continued with an auction held by Andy Dibble for the Manchester City Veterans football signed by many of the team which raised and amazing 120 Euro and was bought by another big sponsor of the day Ted Summerville of Chemies Lounge Bar Villamartin Plaza. The second auction prize was a golf weekend for four, at and donated by Las Colinas and the winning bid of 240 Euro by Micky Ould was greeted with loud applause.
A swift change by the players who returned with their guests two hours later to the beautiful setting for the Dinner Dance held overlooking the 18th green. Guests were greeted with a cava reception provided by Darren and Shirley Sheridan of Grange Asphalt Leeds before being led through to tables sets with gifts for the men donated by John and Joyce Proctor and for the ladies donated by Steve Waller and Pam Twissel/Cross. Before the first of the four courses could be served guests were up dancing to the fabulous Paul Allen a theme that continued throughout the night with dancing and singing between each course. The food was fabulous, and hats off to Chemma Food and Beverages Manager Las Colinas and his staff who made the night complete with their service and friendly chat. Organisers of the event Samaritan volunteer Denise Brown and her partner John Stephenson would like to say a big thanks to all the main sponsors and also to all at Che, Birdies, Bogies, The New Shalimar, Fairways, Munchies, Gaiety Restaurant, Shandon Bells Quesada Fish & Chips 11, The Square, Rumours, The Hub, Chemies Bar, Chemies Golf Society, Jameson’s – all from Villamartin Plaza. Viva la Vida, Cheers Bar, Tony from AC Installations, Julie from Sunshine Trophies, La Finca Country Club, Kevin & Sue from HTS Transport and Graeme Jackson.
And not forgetting the tireless endeavours of theSamaritans in Spain team of volunteers, who all helped to raise an amazing three thousand eight hundred and thirty three Euro
Samaritans in Spain is a not for profit registered Charity in Spain.
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