The inaugural Soulstice Golf Day held at The Shire, London course in Barnet saw 17 teams contest the Andy Weekes Memorial Trophy to raise money for the Saving Soulstice fund and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care.
After hearing that thieves had stolen vital charity funds raised earlier this year Fujitsu-General Air Conditioning and other companies co-sponsored the event to help replace the lost funds. The idea for this event was conceived by Fujitsu’s Giles Pratt and his wife Maggie, who also helped organise the day.
Former England football stars Neil “Razor” Ruddock and Des Walker, together with world boxing champion Ben “Duracell” Jones made up a Team Hanning All Stars foursome who narrowly lost out to Team Artell in a final play off. Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Will Norris donated a signed Wolves shirt for the raffle.
Dinner guests also enjoyed a stand-up performance by comedian and TV star Ricky Grover.
Giles Pratt said ‘The day was excellent, the sun was shining and people came to raise money with a smile. We are looking to raise just over £5,000 and we will be swinging back into action in 2019 to do this all over again.”