John Aldridge Charity Classic Tournaments

 Left to right: John Aldridge, NECI’s Dr. João Vieira G. Silva and Charlie Milsom of Boavista GolfOn one of his regular visits to Boavista Golf, John Aldridge took the opportunity to present a cheque of €8,500 to NECI’s President Dr. João Vieira Gonçalves Silva, money raised at his charity tournament at the end of last year at Boavista Golf.

Sporting a field of 132 golfers, from the UK, Ireland and Portugal, the John Aldridge Charity Classic proved once again to be a great success. Brought back to Boavista Golf and Spa Resort in 2011 the event has grown each year, with 2014 reaching record numbers, in both players and monies raised.

 Left to right: John Aldridge, NECI’s Dr. João Vieira G. Silva and Charlie Milsom of Boavista GolfThe first round was a team event, Texas Scramble and round two was singles, and with a packed weekend of extra activities the whole event proved to be winner. The Gala Dinner was held at Boavista Clubhouse restaurant on the Saturday night where all participants enjoyed a splendid meal and an auction was held which raised even more money for the charities.

The John Aldridge Charity Classic supports children’s charities in the UK, Ireland and Portugal and more information about these commendable causes are as follows:

• The Alder Hey Children’s Charity in Liverpool cares for families across the UK providing lifesaving equipment and research that the NHS does not fund, as well as the more simple enjoyable things like crayons, paints, films and TV’s so that patients of all ages have the best possible experience.

• Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin is a paediatric hospital serving some of Irelands sickest children and providing a referral and care service on a regional and national basis. Temple Street cares for over 145.000 children a year making it one of the busiest in Europe, their mission is to serve the needs of sick children and give support to their families.

• NECI located in Praia da Luz works to improve the quality of life and teaches children and adults with various disabilities and with social and economic difficulties to integrate into the community.

• Lagos Orphanage who care for locally orphaned and disadvantaged children.

For players interested in participating in the tournaments the next one will be held on the 9 & 10 October 2015 at Boavista Golf & Spa Resort.

For more information please contact golf.administration@boavistaresort.pt.

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