Monday, 8 September 2008

2008 Al Murray Golf Classic

Following the success of the golf day last year, the 2nd Al Murray CamKids Classic was held at Leatherhead Golf Club on Friday 29th August. Sixty seven golfers hit the fairways ........ actually, 67 golfers teed off and, in truth, considerably fewer hit the fairways. Al Murray, Abi Titmuss and Marc Warren took to the golf carts and headed round the course providing entertainment and refreshments.

Amazingly there was some good golf played on a fantastic course, but we also had our share of hackers. Everyone had a fabulous day and the weather remained kind, even if the course didn’t.

Following their efforts on the course, there was a free pint of London Pride (donated by Fullers) for every golfer. After a few beers, regaled stories of monster drives, long distance putts and greens hit from seemingly impossible positions, 86 people sat down to a wonderful 3 course meal and an evening’s entertainment.

After dinner, Al and Abi drew the raffle and gave away some great prizes donated by various generous sponsors. Al then presided over an unbelievably successful auction which skyrocketed the profit for the day to over £17,000.00!!!! A truly staggering amount that will do so much in Cambodia - and remember that every penny of those profits will make it to Cambodia helping to enrich, and possibly even save, many children’s lives.

Many many thanks to;
Al Murray, Abi Titmuss and Marc Warren for their heroic efforts.
Gail Taylor for all her help in the organization and execution of the day
All our sponsors and donors
Tim Lowe and all the staff at Leatherhead Golf Club
All the volunteers who gave their time

........ and mostly to all the golfers and guests who turned up, had a great day, gave generously and helped to change children’s lives


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