Captain's Day 2023
Another fantastic Captain’s Day at the Club.
This year’s sponsored charity was Bristol After Stroke and to read the Thank You letter from their funraising officer, Jenny Hollis.
The theme for the day was “Going to the Beach”.
The day was supported on site by one of our sponsors, A-Plan insurance brokers and their staff were there to assist any club members in respect of insurance queries / requests. A food hamper was on offer. One lucky club member, drawn from the details provided by those talking with A-Plan on the day, was given the hamper. A-Plan also made a generous donation towards the cost of the buffet food.
The day began with teas and coffee at the ‘Harbourside Coffee Bar’ on arrival and then on to the ‘spider’ where everyone targets the centre of the Green with a single wood all at once, the nearest winning a bottle of Whiskey.
Then it was on to the main event of the day, namely the Open Drawn Four’s competition. To continue the ‘Going to the Beach’ theme team name’s such as the “Punch & Judy’s”, “Ninety Nine’s”, “Crazy Crab’s” and “Aquaholics” were allotted.
During the day a tombola operated and at the end of proceedings a further raffle took place.
Despite the typical British weather (rain!) the day proceeded without any delays. In fact, it only rained as we retired for the excellent buffet served by a group of ladies from the Club. This was the first year the Club had provisioned, prepared and served the buffet and it was a great success.
During the lunch the Club’s President, Bob Wilkins, thanked Abigail Brinkhurst and her colleague from A-Plan for its support on the day and welcomed Jenny Hollis representing Bristol After Stroke who in response explained the workings of the charity and thanked the Club for its support. Bob also welcomed and thanked Bradley Stoke Deputy Mayor, Natalie Field and Councillor Jon Williams (LibDem) for their attendance on the day. The deputy mayor gave a supporting speech on the need for ‘community’ and Jon kindly commiserated with the runners up ‘Punch & Judy’s’ and presented the winners of the day, ‘Aquaholics’ with the Doreen & John Pope Cup.
Finally, the Club would also like to thank our friends and colleagues at the Bradley Stoke Activity Centre, namely, Bradley Stoke Cricket Club for supporting us with the bar facilities during the day.
It now remains to finalize the monies raised on the day and to present Bristol After Stroke with our donation at the forthcoming AGM in the autumn.