The Warwickshire Committee
The History of the Warwickshire Committee
The Warwickshire Committee was formed in late 1994 after Clive Stone (past Chairman and Trustee of Fight for Sight) and Debbie White (Warwickshire Committee Vice President) met on a golfing holiday. In 1995 the first Fight for Sight Golf Challenge at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club was held. In 2013 Francesca Marchetti joined the committee as Optical Lead. She has a keen interest in Fight For Sight as she saw her Mother become partially sighted due to AMD.
Over the years an incredible £332,000 has been raised through the Golf Day and many other events. Clive Stone sailed across the Atlantic in 2003 raising an amazing £27,000 and Debbie White gathered a few of her friends together to do a skydive for her 50th raising £7,150. In 2014 Debbie set herself a Quest to raise £20K in 12 months, one of the main activities was Bike for Sight Warwickshire which was attended by an Irish Paralympian tandem cyclist who has the same eye condition as Debbie - Retinitis Pigmentosa.
23rd Annual Warwickshire Golf Day
On 5 July 2017 the 23rd Golf Day will take place. The Committee are working hard to beat their best total of £19,000 with a target of £20,000. They are on the hunt for golfers and sponsors to help fund vital research. This year the Committee have decided to donate 50% of funds raised for local girl, Matilda Henley who has a corneal dystrophy.
The Golf Day attracts over 30 corporate and private teams who enjoy 18 holes of golf, followed by a three-course meal. After the auction takes place, the Committee present all the prizes and the finale is the Star Prize Draw which usually raises over £1,200.
£65 per player (teams of 4 £260) for 18 holes and 3 course dinner.
You can support in a number of ways:
- Sponsoring a hole, with your banner and/or promotional material displayed in a prominent position
- Donating gifts for the auction
- Donating team prizes (x 4)
- Donating hole prizes
- Donating Tombola prizes - £5 ticket ‘prize every time’
For further details contact Debbie White: firstname.lastname@example.org.