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Boavista charity golf day raises thousands for needy childre

A charity golf day held at Boavista Golf & Spa Resort in Lagos raised more than €12,000 for two local charities.

The day, which included a round of golf on the Boavista course and was then followed by a barbeque, live entertainment and an auction, was deemed to be a success by the captain of the club Roger Blay, who was helped in organising the event by a committee of Steve Dodds, Paul Gretton, John Ballinger and Howard Morley.

The charity day was used as an opportunity to raise money for the Lar de Jovens residential home for children and young people in Lagos, and for the students of the NECI school for special needs people in Montinhos da Luz.

The golf tournament part of the charity day was fully booked and 96 golfers teed off in a Pairs Betterball Stableford with a shotgun start at 11am.

Gilbert Weir Jnr. and Jan Gambling were the winners of the nearest to the pin prizes while Jamie Dias and Steve Collingwood were the overall winners, finishing with 45 points.

After the golf, more than 130 guests enjoyed the barbeque and live entertainment which then included an auction of goods donated by local businesses and individuals and raised more the €3,000.

Meanwhile, Liz Blay, Vice Captain Amanda Rogers, Janet Morley, Barbara Gretton, Linda Bell and Roberta Geraghty ran a tombola stall and a fresh home produce stand to raise further funds for the charities.  

Roger Blay said: “We would like to thank all the people who took part and to also thank our biggest sponsor, Boavista, who provided the course and the staff for free.  

“Other main sponsors included The Resident Group, who gave the event huge support and publicity, DRM Servicos de Satelite, Azimute Insurance, Optimum Outdoor Solutions, Santander Totta Bank, Luis Bar and Restaurant, Tagus Beer, Decorado Mourinha, Jones Homes, Medal Insurance, Baptista Supermarket, Hotel Bela Vista and Luzdoc.”                

The money raised will now be split between the Lar de Jovens and NECI.  The Lar de Jovens plans to spend their money on maintenance and renovation works to the building of the home, while NECI will be putting their money towards the construction of the new residential home for some of the school’s students.