From RAGS for Redbridge local community06 Jul 2018
Over 100 golfers took out their golf bags for the 48th Annual RAGS (Redbridge Aid Golf Society) golf tournament at Abridge Golf and Country Club raising £115,000 for community services in the Redbridge area. A cheque for £95,000 was presented to Jewish Care’s (now former) Chief Executive, Simon Morris, to support their work in the local area, and the Community Security Trust were presented with £10,000 and £5,000 was donated to Sidney Gold RAGS Scholars.
The overall winner of the day was Greg Lishak and the winning team was James Thopson, Alex Horn, ex-Chelsea footballer, Wayne Bridge and Jon Skerry. The Chair of the Golf Committee, Andrew Klein, said;
“This was another great year for RAGS, it is always a highlight in the calendar and a good opportunity to enjoy playing golf whilst raising money for vital services, including much needed funds for Jewish Care. Redbridge Sports Committee and RAGS were delighted to have raised a total of £115,000 to support a range of services for the local Jewish community”.
Daniel Carmel Brown, Chief Executive commented after the event, “The RAGS committee is one of Jewish Care’s oldest fundraising committees playing a pivotal role in local fundraising efforts. We are grateful to the committee, players and sponsors all of whom made this another extremely successful event. Jewish Care provide a wealth of services in the area from social work and family carers services, dementia day care, a large residential care home and of course the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre. This range of services wouldn’t be possible without the ongoing support of the community”.