Rainbow Living fundraising success

Oct 14, 2019 | Jenni Ashford

The incoming Golf Captains at Exeter Golf and Country Club have announced they will continue the efforts of this year’s captains to raise money for Rainbow Living for another year. Whilst the charity of the year usually changes with from one year to the next, this decision will mean that Rainbow Living will benefit from two consecutive years of fundraising.

As the 2019 golf season draws to a close, this year’s Golf Captains, Pete Bennett and Ali Crook are rounding up their fundraising efforts, which to date amounts to a whopping £16,000.

Following the presentation of an interim cheque at the Pro Am in September, Ruth Airdrie from Rainbow Living announced that the money received will fund the ‘white goods appliances’ for their fourth home, enabling them to provide additional assisted living for adults in Exeter.

Rainbow Living has worked closely with the Golf Captains this year in supporting fundraising events throughout the year, which has helped raise the impressive amount so far. Using the JustGiving website has also provided a substantial sum in Gift Aid tax relief for the charity.

Pete and Ali said, “We would like to thank the whole golf section and staff at the Club for their support. We have had a fantastic year, enjoying both friendship and golf. Rainbow Living support has made a huge contribution to the years success. Thanks to everyone.”

Next year’s Golf Captains, Rick Pillow and Caroline Harris are due to take the reins from Ali and Pete on Sunday 24th November at the annual ‘Drive In’ event.

Rick Pillow said, “I was so impressed with the support from Rainbow Living throughout this year and the difference fundraising makes to this charity which is ran entirely by volunteers. Myself and Caroline want to support a local charity where the benefits can be seen, especially when a significant amount can be raised over a two year period. Members of Exeter Golf and Country Club generously supporting our events can feel proud of the tangible benefits they are making to the lives of the local people in the Rainbow Living homes.”


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