RAGS for Redbridge local community

26 Jun 2019

Almost 120 golfers were on par for the 49th Annual RAGS (Redbridge Aid Golf Society) golf tournament at Abridge Golf and Country Club raising £111,000 for community services in the Redbridge area. A cheque for £96,000 was presented to Jewish Care’s Chief Executive, Daniel Carmel-Brown, 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, which took place on Thursday 20 June, was James Thompson and the winning team was Neil Ackroyd, Paul Dell, Lee Manning and Neil Keveren. The Chair of the Golf Committee, Andy Green, 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 Redbridge Jewish Community Centre. We were delighted to have raised a total of £111,000 to support a range of services for the local Jewish community”.

Adam Overlander-Kaye, Jewish Care’s Director of Fundraising and Community Engagement, said, “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”.