The sun shone on Thursday the 15th as nearly 120 golfers took out their golf bags for the 47th Annual RAGS (Redbridge Aid Golf Society) golf tournament at Abridge Golf and Country Club raising £125,000 for community services in the Redbridge area. 26 men’s and 4 ladies teams took part in the annual tournament, organised by both the RAGS committee and the Redbridge Sports and Entertainment Fundraising committee, raising much needed funds for local Jewish charities.
A cheque for £110,000 was presented to Chief Executive, Simon Morris, Jewish Care to support their work in the local area, and the Community Security Trust were presented with £10,000 and £5,000 was donated to Sidney Gold RAGS Scholars.
Overall winner of the day was Danny Waters who won the Monty & Jack Shafron Trophy. The Chair of the Golf Committee is Andy Green. Commenting after the event, committee member, Andrew Klein said;
“RAGS is a real highlight in our calendar and the Redbridge Sports Committee and RAGS continue to work together to raise much needed funds for Jewish Care. We were delighted to be able to raise a total of £125,000, vital funds to support a range of services for the local Jewish community”.
Jewish Care provide a wealth of services in the area from social work and family carers services, a specialist centre for people living with dementia, a nursing and residential care home and of course the Redbridge Jewish Community Centre.