Our progress so far: £ 1917.00
Lady Captain's Charity 2018:
My Sight Nottinghamshire
My name is Mrs Georgina Cottee and I am the 2018 Lady Captain at Mapperley. As with prior Lady Captains it is the norm to choose a charity to support. Over the years we have supported numerous charities, all very worthy causes and we are proud to have helped raise awareness and funds to help them.
It gives me great pleasure to choose a charity nearer to home so to speak, this being My Sight Nottinghamshire (Formerly Nottinghamshire Royal Society For The Blind)
They are dedicated to improving the lives of people living with sight loss in Nottinghamshire. They provide support services, leisure opportunities, information and advice to thousands of local visually impaired people and their families. This year is their 175th anniversary of the charity and as part of this they are planning to open a brand new centre for visually impaired people in Nottingham City Centre. I welcome any support from anyone during my year with my charity and I thank you in advance.
I would like to thank the Ladies Committee and Ladies section for all their hard work, especially with arranging my Charity Texas Scramble. Also for the many sponsors who have made donations for this event - their names will be listed on the notice board in the Ladies locker room. Thank you all for your kindness – it is overwhelming.
I wish all the members a good golfing year but most of all good health always.
Lady Captain 2018
17 April 2018: Open Texas Scramble
A very enjoyable day after a poor start to the golfing calendar. Everybody was so happy to be out on the course playing. Lydia the representative from MySight made an appearance and I was pleased to present her with a cheque for £787 which we raised on the day.
19 September 2018: Opening Day
I attended the opening of the new centre on Heathcoat Street. The Mayor of Nottingham made an appearance. The Nottingham Post was also there. Tim Reddish, CBE, former 5 time Paralympic medallist and former Chairman of the British Paralympic Association was there to cut the ribbon. He gave a little talk of how he became blind at the age of 31 and the main message was that what you do with your life you have to go after it, it doesn’t come to you. I found it all very encouraging and interesting listening to these people coping with impaired sight. The Centre’s choir sang for us. I tried the virtual reality head set, to view through the eyes of a visually impaired person. It made me feel slightly dizzy and sick. I handed over a cheque for the sum of £625 for the charity, making the total now raised to £1,412.
We have raised a further £505 and I shall take this to the new centre on Heathcoat Street. This makes my total to date £1,917.
Thank you once again for all your support throughout the year.