Golf Day makes a mint for Canine Partners

Our annual May charity golf day at Southwick Park Naval Recreation Centre near Southwick,  just north of Portsmouth and next to Southwick House, the scene of the planning for the D Day invasion 70 years ago, was a great success and raised £2000 for Canine Partners.

It costs £9000 and 18 months to train a dog to assist their human partners do all manners of useful daily things that you and I just take for granted. Washing, dressing and undressing, shopping, retrieving dropped items and returning them to hand, very important that one, for those of you with dogs as pets! They even help do the laundry and operate the washing machine.  Ironing is still ‘work in progress’!

24 teams played both a 9 hole Texas Scramble and an 18 hole Stapleford event before enjoying an 19th hole dinner in the clubhouse.

Thank you to all the teams and our generous sponsors and a big thank you to Malcolm Wells and Glenis Lawrenson who brought along 9 year old ace demo dog Zebedee, a chocolate labrador,  to show us the skills that make a Canine Partner!

One of our regular supporting golf teams were Rotarian Joss Cleeve and his friends who made up a farmers four! They sadly did not win but they had some great exercise!

Come along next year and support us and have a great day out chasing your balls around the course!

About mikew

Retired from Royal Navy after 30 years before becoming a Resource (and later Deployment) Manager with DERA (now QinetiQ) and now retired for the second time! Interests include being a volunteer at the Kings Theatre Portsmouth (recently retired as Trustee Director). Church Warden at Holy Trinity Blendworth. Secretary of our Rotary Club's Community Service, Vocational and Youth Committee for 2012-14. Currently the Club's Secretary.


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