15 December 2015

Golf event raises over $30,000 for Canterbury children in need

Templeton Golf Club
Shane Murdoch Cholmondeley Alan Dalton Rotary Club of Riccarton 2015

Shane Murdoch Cholmondeley Alan Dalton Rotary Club of Riccarton

Every year, for the past 25 years, The Rotary Club of Riccarton has organised the Cholmondeley Charity Golf Classic, a tournament created for the purpose of raising funds for Cholmondeley Children’s Centre.

Riccarton Rotary Club President, Alan Dalton, says the club’s enduring relationship with Cholmondeley is based on shared values. “A key principle of Rotary is 'service above self’ and this ideal is critical in all of the charitable work Rotary volunteers undertake. The success of the 25th Golf Classic is testament to what a committed group of people can make happen when working together for a great cause”, says Dalton.

This year’s event took place on Thursday 15 October raising over $30,000. All proceeds including hole sponsorship, playing fees, and a sausage sizzle went to Cholmondeley.

Cholmondeley CEO, Shane Murdoch, stressed the importance of Cholmondeley’s relationships in the community, especially those that have stood the test of time over the organisations 90-year history. “One of the reasons Cholmondeley has been able to provide it’s much needed service to children and families within our community for as long as it has, is the consistency of relationship and support from key groups and individuals within that community. A stand-out since the 1950s has been the Rotary Club of Riccarton. The 25th annual tournament, with over $630,000 donated during this time, is an incredible legacy for a group of community-minded people who volunteer to run this event year after year”, says Murdoch.

Templeton Golf Club also gave its support to the children’s charity by hosting the event, and many other businesses sponsored holes or donated prizes. Prizes on the day included VIP tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, a Christchurch Casino $800 gaming voucher, and trip on the Royal NZ Navy vessel, HMNZS Canterbury.

Rotary Club of Riccarton Golf Committee 2015

Rotary Club of Riccarton Golf Committee 2015

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for Wednesday 12 October 2016, with details to be released on the Cholmondeley website soon.

View all the photos from the event on Facebook 

Event Sponsors

BLS Consulting Limited
Borneo Investments
Bridgeside Chambers
Bridgestone Tyres
Bayleys Real Estate
Canterbury Longrun Roofing
Cavell Leitch Law
Chilcotin Investments
Christchurch Rotary Club
Commodore Airport Hotel
Craigs Investment Partners
David Boustead Building & Landscaping Construction Ltd
Dr C G Murfitt & Associates
Financial Strategies (ChCh) Ltd
Game Plan Financial Services
Hamilton Jet Ltd
Hanham and Philp Contractors Ltd
Harman Lawyers
Hunter Civil Ltd
Ilam Toyota
Intrados Architecture
JB Were
John Jones Steel Ltd
John Mackintosh Consultant Ltd
KB Electrics
KM Business Equipment Ltd
Layton Holdings Ltd, t/a Quinovic Property Management Merivale
LRM Builders
Lyttelton Port Company
Mahar Charitable Trust, C/- Saunders Robinson Brown
Metalcraft Roofing
New Zealand Steel Ltd
Pioneer Pool and Building Ltd
Reeve Electric
RMBH Architects
Rosewood Ltd
RX Plastics
Smiths Mitre 10
Southern Cross Engineering
Team Hutchinson Ford
United Fisheries Ltd
Victor Hydraulics Ltd
Vulcan Plate
Vulcan Steel
Walker Davey Ltd
Windsor Urban Ltd
Winstone Wallboards Limited

Alan & Deidre Dalton
Craig & Shirley Murphy
Garry & Rosena Adams
Greg & Alli Husband
Ivan Densem
Jeff Gibson
Sue Doig
Valda & Rex Cordes
Viv & Alan Hayward

Prize Sponsors

Akaroa Dolphin Cruises
Alliance Meats
Bailies Bar & Restaurant
Black Cat Cruises
Bloch & Behrens Wool (NZ) Ltd
Bottle Lake Golf Club
Brosnan Golf NZ Pty Ltd
CCC Pools
Chateau on the Park
Countdown - Progressive Enterprises Ltd
Court Theatre
Cranford Mowers
Fairway Golf & Tennis
Fairway Golf Centre
Ferrymead Golf Complex
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Flying Burrito Brothers
Foodstuffs SI Ltd
French Bakery
Geisen Wines
Golf Warehouse
Goodman Fielder
Hellers Meat
Hotel Commodore
Hoyts Cinemas
Hummingbird Coffee
Hurrell Apparel/Arbi Monograms
Ideal Electrical Suppliers
Johnson and Johnson
Kiwi Cuisine
Liquor King
Luggage Solutions
Orana Park
Prebbleton Tavern (Finnegans)
Racecourse Hotel
Rare Fare
Reading Cinemas
Riccarton Liquorland
Riccarton Market
Riccarton Park Golf Complex
Russley Golf Club
Saunders Robinson Brown
Templeton Golf Club
Underground Coffee

John Hunt
John Warren
Miles Kennedy
Pamela Williams
Peter Flannery 
Ross Binning
Tania Mitrovic
Terry Hitchings