JULIE Blumgart, the Lady Captain at Enmore Park Golf Club, held a virtual coffee morning last week that raised £710 for her chosen charity – Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS).
In normal circumstances the ladies would have played nine holes of golf then gathered in the clubhouse to attend the event, but sadly in Covid lockdown this wasn’t possible.
The Enmore Ladies were not to be defeated however and working with SARSAS, Linda Moore and Rachel Johnson helped to make the virtual coffee morning became a reality. The event was very well supported with 42 members taking part.
Not only did they see friends and fellow golfers over Zoom for the first time in many months, but they also enjoyed a coffee.
There was an introduction to the work of SARSAS by CEO Clair Bloor, a quiz with questions on coffee, golf and SARSAS, and a raffle. In addition there was a guess the weight of a Simnel cake and the number of Easter eggs in a jar.
The winning quiz team, The Greens, will receive a prize on return to golf on March 29. Anne Weston correctly guessed the weight of the cake with Rachel Johnson winning the jar of Easter eggs with a guess of 101. A number of Ladies also won raffle prizes.
Julie Blumgart said: “I’m so grateful to the Ladies at Enmore; their generosity is second to none. We might not have been able to meet in person but what a great start to my fundraising and my captaincy. It makes me realise even more than ever that golf is so much more than just playing the game. The social contact we have is very special.
“I think the Ladies section at Enmore really appreciate the work the charity does to support women in crisis, and I have received many messages in support on my JustGiving page.”
Further fund-raising events are planned, the next being Eve Bolton cycling seven miles a day for seven days, seven ways at the end of March. There will also be a Captain’s Charity Day on May 19 where hopefully regular stallholders at Ladies events will be able to attend.
To find out more about SARSAS and its work, or how you can access help if you need it visit www.sarsas.org.uk
By Richard Walsh