The Captains Charity for 2022 was,
Paul's Place is a charity that enhances life for physically disabled adults.
This is done by providing social activities that connect people, reduce isolation, improve health and wellbeing and give people the opportunity to develop new skills, enjoy new experiences and live life to the full.
Originally scheduled for the 2020 season the Club’s Captain’s Charity was, due to the pandemic, postponed until the 2022 season but remained in support of Paul’s Place a local charity which enhances life for physically disabled adults.
The Charity Day took place on Saturday the 20th of August, with members in colourful attire and after early morning tea/coffee and biscuits began with an Open Drawn 4’s team competition organised by Tony Carter with support from his wife Sandra.
The competition was won by the “Magpies” comprising of Sandra Carter, Mark Emery, Jane Heaton and Denise Eland and the presentation of the small but prestigious winner’s trophy was made by our local Bradley Stoke Town Council Mayor, Anthony Griffiths to the winners.
During a sumptuous buffet provided by Janine Sharp speeches by the Mayor and Alexandra Stumpp representing Paul’s Place were well received.
The day drew to a close with the inevitable Spider (if you were involved, you’ll know what it is!) and Steve Pople took the bottle of Whiskey having ended up closest to the jack. Finally, the big raffle ended another excellent charity day.
In addition to our main sponsors Lexus and Star Legal Services further sponsorship for the day was provided by Bradley Stoke Physio and local marketing promotions company Thesourcer.
More than £700 has already been raised for the Charity and a ceremonial presentation will be made at the up and coming AGM on the 28th of October to a representative from the Charity. A letter of thanks from the Charity has been received.
Finally, a big Thank You to all the many helpers prior to and on the day, to many to mention, and all the members attending making it a day to remember.