The wet weather forecast failed to put a dampener on the 11th Annual Charity Golf Day Competition that Builth Wells Rotary hosted recently.

This was held on Friday, July 5, at Builth Wells Golf Club, with the kind co-operation of Simon Edwards, PGA Professional and manager.

The day attracted 31 teams, the majority were from Builth Wells, whilst the others were visiting from neighbouring towns.

The aim of the day was to encourage the teams in a friendly competition for the prestige of winning an array of quality prizes and awards, whilst raising money for the nominated charities.

Some of the awards were quite diverse, such a ‘nearest the pin’, longest drive, and not forgetting ‘best dressed golfer’.

The charities supported are Polio Plus, which helps to eradicate polio throughout the world, and Shelter Box, providing a survival box able to sustain a family of 10 in disaster torn areas - as well as numerous local charities.

The success of the day relies on sponsorship from local businesses.

The main sponsors were The Burger Manufacturing Co.Ltd., and Coyle Surfacing. 

A major contributor was Builth Wells Garages, along with other local sponsors, who have all been very generous again this year.

Builth Wells Rotary President, Robert Evans receiving a cheque from Tim Evans of Builth Wells Garages, on behalf of himself and brother Martyn
Builth Wells Rotary President, Robert Evans (left) receiving a cheque from Tim Evans of Builth Wells Garages, on behalf of himself and brother Martyn (.)

Prize-giving in the clubhouse followed a challenging but immensely enjoyable day. 

Thanks also to Builth Wells Rotary President, Robert Evans and all of the Rotarians who helped to support the day. 

The Club is looking forward to next year’s event on July 4 2025.

The winning men’s team was: Paul Pearson, Gareth Pearson, Andrew Jones and Wynford Mills on 103 points.

The winning ladies’ team section was: Kim Allen, Fran Lewis, Noreen O’Connor and Janet Day on 84 points.

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But if all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

ShelterBox is a charity that delivers aid to families devastated by conflict or disaster, to give them durable shelter and the tools to rebuild communities.

Their global network of supporters, staff and volunteers make it possible to deliver aid to some of the most remote communities in the world.

They deliver the essentials families need to begin rebuilding their lives after disaster.

For some disaster-hit communities, their family-sized tents are the best solution until they are able to start rebuilding their homes. In other disasters, heavy duty tarpaulins, ropes and nails are needed to create emergency shelter or to patch-up damaged buildings.