RCI GolfA wonderful day of golf and fundraising for the children of Christel House

The beautiful parkland course at Badgemore Park Golf Club in Henley-on-Thames was again the venue for a hugely successful event, held in warm summer weather. Title Sponsors RCI and Signature Sponsors Nexus Leisure headed up a host of generous supporters and 14 teams competed for the Ron Haylock Memorial trophy.

Worthy winners were the First National Trustee Company team, captained by Lee Dowling (Senior Vice President EME at Marriott Vacations Worldwide) who led his team mates Sue and John Colby and Peter Coles to victory. Team “manager” Lisa Migani, Business Development Director for FNTC, said: “we have been proud supporters of the work of Christel House for many years and we applaud the achievements of their students; I am so thrilled that our team has won this competition, it was a great day in aid of a wonderful cause”.

Two teams from RCI, Team RCI 2 and Team RCI 3, tied for second place.

Players were joined by more supporters for drinks and dinner with a fun-filled raffle and auction, hosted impeccablybyRobinMills. Anoutstandingtotalofover£54,400wasraised;thisimpressivesumwillgo100%to programmes that support Christel House children in South Africa and India. Vivienne Noyes-Thomas of Christel House Europe said: “this was our 13th Golf Open event in Europe. The support we receive from people linked to the timeshare industry is fantastic and continues to grow each year; I’d like to thank all those involved for their generous participation and hard work in helping us run this super event”.

Full match results can be found at the following link http://www.golfgamebook.com/game/2ur-cu7g and the date for 2016 is provisionally set for Monday 6th June.

About Christel House

Christel House transforms the lives of impoverished children around the world — breaking the cycle of poverty that traps them and creating self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

Robust education for students between the ages of 5 and 18 and a strong character development programme are complemented with regular health care, nutritious meals, guidance counselling, career planning and family assistance. Students are mentored post-School for 5 further years as they transition into further education and the workplace.

For more information, please visit www.christelhouse.org or contact Vivienne Noyes-Thomas at vnoyes-thomas@christelhouse.org or on +33 (0)5 62 09 26 72