The highlight of the evening was a talk by Foundation patron Tony Jacklin CBE. Accompanied by his wife Astrid, Tony talked about his Ryder Cup experiences and the impact that it had on his life. He spoke about the changes to the Ryder Cup since it became a European team and how big the event had become.
Tony's talk was followed by a lively auction conducted by Barry Twyman of Amersham Auctions.
Patricia Fulton Co-chair for The Foundation said:
“We were very pleased with the turn out, despite the weather! The final amount that we have raised will not be known yet as there is interest in some of the auction items that were not sold.”
“We are grateful to all those who attended and took part. We would also like to thank all the companies and individuals who donated and the St Albans Council who provided the town hall for the event.”
“Invaluable helpers included Councillor Annie Brewster and Nadine Gibbon of Spinney Cottage Flowers who provided the beautiful floral decorations; Town hall manager Robert Orchard for his help throughout the entire day and Sam Reitemeier for the Power Point presentation of the auction items. The evening was conducted by Richard Marrett, manager of St Michaels Manor, acting for us as MC.
“The sponsor for the evening was The Clarion Hotel Holywell Hill, St Albans; our thanks go to the to the MD Kishor Majithia and his manager Charlene Scanlon. Their contribution ensured that the evening was a success and it would not have been possible without them”.