Golfers tee off in tournament for Redbridge local community

22 Jun 2015

Over 120 golfers teed off for the 45th Annual RAGS (Redbridge Aid Golf Society) golf tournament at Abridge Golf and Country Club raising £140,000 for community services in the Redbridge area.

RAGS committee and golfers at RAGS 2015

The tournament organised by both the RAGS committee and the Redbridge Sports and Entertainment Fundraising committee raises much needed funds for local Jewish charities. A cheque for £125,000 was presented to Chief Executive, Simon Morris, Jewish Care to support their work in the local area, and the Community Security Trust were presented with £10,000 and £5,000 was donated to the Doris and Sidney Gold Trust.

Commenting after the event, committee member and Jewish Care Trustee, Andrew Klein said;

“RAGS and the Redbridge Sports Committee continue to work together to raise much needed funds for Jewish Care. We were delighted to be able to hand over a total of £140,000 to support services for the local Jewish community”.

Daniel Carmel-Brown, Director Fundraising and Marketing, Jewish Care commented;

“The RAGS committee is one of Jewish Care’s oldest fundraising committee 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”.

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