Norwood supporters returned to the green at Dyrham Park for the return of the charity’s annual golf day. The event, which has been supported by sponsors Galliard for more than thirty years was renamed this year in memory of Roy Conway, the founding Golf Day Committee Chair and a former Captain at Dyrham, who passed away last October. Roy was a Board Member of lead sponsors Galliard Homes, who have supported the much-loved annual event for over thirty years.
Paying tribute to his late uncle, Executive Director of Galliard Homes Richard Conway spoke of his dedication to the making the event a success in aid of Norwood, as he recalled that “if you did business with Galliard, then you’d be asked to participate in this event”. Reflecting on the enduring popularity of the event, he added: “The baton has passed on, and I’m sure it would have given Roy great pleasure to know that this event is still part of the calendar.”
Referencing his uncle’s motto that ‘you make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give’, he added: “Norwood needs support and I ask you – as my uncle did – to give what you can to make sure this able to continue the great work it’s carried for so many years.”
Also returning to co-sponsor the event, which also included a raffle, and a breakfast reception, was the O’Shea Group. Announcing the winners of the raffle, where prizes included a signed picture of Europe’s last Ryder Cup win in 2018, 55” TV and a champagne afternoon tea for two at the Ritz London, Norwood Trustee Rachael Davis Stollar thanked the generous prize donors. She also expressed gratitude for the support of the committee members, including outgoing Committee Chair David Galman, who is retiring after this event.
The charity raised a healthy £35,000 towards the cost of providing its services for people with learning disabilities and autism and children and their families facing challenges, from a combination of team entry prices and raffle ticket sales.