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Hondón Valley Poppy Appeal Golf 

 

The Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion were delighted when member Ron Graham suggested he, together with John Wilkinson, would arrange a Golf Day in aid of the Poppy Appeal for the second year running. Ron is Chairman of The Hondón Valley Golf Society.

On 2nd November – a beautiful warm November Day – 60 golfers and members gathered at Font Del Llop Golf Club near Monforte del Cid in Alicante Province. The Branch Chairman Neil Pavitt and his wife Lucy set up a tremendous stall with a tombola, leaflets about the Branch and Legion and other memorabilia. There were also delicious savouries from Lucy and cakes provided by Annette Doherty.

Ron said "As Chairman of the HVGS I am delighted that our efforts brought local golfers and the RBL together to make such a huge difference to the Poppy Appeal funds in such trying times. It would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors."

This year, the overall winner was Tim Iredale and he was presented with a beautifully mounted poppy, one of those displayed at the Tower of London in 2014.

Neil said “We are indebted to Ron and his fellow golfers for an occasion to meet in such superb surroundings. It was a great opportunity to chat and talk about the Legion’s work here in Spain and at the same time raise money for the Poppy Appeal. We thank everyone who supported us on the day. It was a great success and raised in excess of 1,080€ for the Poppy Appeal. Recent events have made fundraising difficult and the event helped increase the Branch’s Poppy Appeal amount and we are extremely grateful to all concerned.”

For information about the Branch, please contact the Secretary on hondonvalley.secretary@rbl.community

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