Nell May Connick Golf Fundraiser
On Friday 30th September Pontardawe Golf Club hosted a fundraising day for the wonderful Nell May Connick.
At 7:30 am the club started to fill up rather quickly with people from all over the county (and visitors from Gloucester) by 9am the club house was full.... with outstanding, generous and kind hearted people who showed up in force to support this amazing little girl Nell and the Connick Family.
All members and visitors were greeted by the bar and kitchen staff and of course Mr Conrad Dyment-Jones and Mr Alan (Kango) Lewis on the front desk, you could say everyone was more than happy to buy a raffle ticket and Nell's wrist bands when they saw those two gentlemen.
The organisers and staff had already set up the auction lots, for people to view and bid before they went out as interest was very high. (List of items to follow)
The help and support the day had from members, visitors, committee, friends, family was simply out of this World, to name them all would take around 2 days. To everyone that helped, supported, turned up, sponsored, anything at all, we would like to thank you all very, very much indeed.
By 3:30 pm the last team had teed off the first. An outstanding
51 teams turned up and played, a truly unbelievable amount of people.
The day sailed by without a hitch, not forgetting it was packed with laughter, enjoyment, love and support, which was so clear to see by all.
Astonishingly, at around 8:15pm the last two teams were seen (only by their torches) walking up the 18th fairway.
The entertainment for the evening started off with Mr Robert Glover followed by The Flicks and No Direction It was an absolutely amazing few hours full of laughter, music and great singing , we really cannot thank you all enough.
The presentation was done by Mr Conrad Dyment-Jones, Mr Alun Evans (Club President) and Mr David Connick (Nell's Father)
Nearest the pin
5th hole - (Men) Mr Neil Jones
(Ladies) Miss Christine Martin 10th hole - Mrs Anne Evans 14th hole - Mr Nigel Morgan
Mr Ian Grove
Winners - 87 Points
Mr Mark Carney
Mr Steve Jenkins
Mr Simon Davies
Mr P Williams
Runners Up - 86 Points (Back 9)
Mr Viv Jones
Mrs Ann Jones
Mr Alister Jones
Mr Michael Jones
Third Place - 86 Points
Mr Daniel Jones
Mr Ian Jones
Mr Jonathan Young
Mr Steffan Gimblett
We would like to add that due to the generosity of the winning teams stated above, all 3 leading teams gave back their prize money and donated it to Nell May Connick. Thank you all so much.
The Auction - Mr Conrad Dyment-Jones of course was our club auctioneer doing the most amazing job as always, nearly all the items were sold, thank you to all our auction lot buyers, very very kind.
The total raised from the auction was an AWESOME - �3,905.
The Night concluded with closing speeches from Mr Andrew Murphy and Mr David Connick.
The Nell May Connick Golf Fundraising day here at Pontardawe Golf Club raised an absolutely mind boggling �12,000 and counting....
We really don't know what else to say, the money raised has exceeded all expectations, the love and support shown by all really does prove that we are all one big FAMILY.
Thank you EVERYONE.