The Golfing Society

£350,000 for charity. That’s what the members of the West Watford Golfing Society have raised over the years. I was lucky enough to attend the dinner as part of their Charity Day. The auction raised thousands; Arsenal vs Watford, fourball at Moor Park, a giant polar bear and a cap from Sawgrass (my £20 bid), a kid’s quad bike. Prizes donated and generous bids. Great auctioneer raising the extra fifty or ten, getting the opening bids just right. Write your name on a fiver, go in the bucket and win £100. Great food by the West Herts kitchen (pâté, beef hotpot and treacle pud & custard), good banter and a few words from me to thank for donations to the VW. 

In fact I wanted to say more than I did, but emotions got the better of me. So here is the part I missed. I wanted to explain what it feels like being a recipient of charity. Well, I am grateful, but have always relied on myself. I have learned it is fine to be appreciative and to benefit from the generosity of others. I also wanted to tell the members I appreciate the help they give Sebastian.

There is a lot of good work which goes unnoticed. I wrote this because I think it’s important for people to know what this group contribute!

   
 

Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

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