Charity News Update


We have seen a huge increase in our charity work over the last few months and wanted to share some fantastic success stories with you all.  

To date this year we have sent more than £50k to a variety of charities, sporting and otherwise, through the kindness of our winemakers and the auction item inventory which we have. We feel really proud of that.

We hope to continue that run rate but need loads of support to do it – we would encourage you to sign up and become a member of the club  as the summer approaches and we have a lot of events to share with you, sport & charity being the central themes of course!

 

Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation

SWC and Sumaridge Estate Wines recently donated the wines to Alby Shale and the RCSF dinner on 3rd May 2017.

From Alby:

A record £150k was raised for RCSF at the Patrons’ dinner and auction at the Kia Oval this week. The event, which leaves us less than £100k short of or final target, was the largest one to date.

David Gower, Michael Vaughan and Jonathan Agnew took part in an entertaining Q&A, as did former Zimbabwe international Andy Flower, who spoke movingly about the power of cricket as a tool for social change.

Holidays, cricket tickets, sporting memorabilia and money can’t buy experiences raised £140,000 in the silent and main auctions, taking our overall funds raised from the night to in excess of £150,000.

RCSF wants to thank everyone for their support and generosity. As a result of your help we are now within reach of our final fundraising target.

The RCSF dinner also featured in The Daily Telegraph, with an exclusive Nick Hoult interview with RCSF patron and former Prime Minister David Cameron. Click on the link here and please do share it with your friends on social media:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2017/05/04/david-cameron-goes-bat-cricket-rwanda-upholds-fine-prime-ministerial/

Horizon Prostate Cancer Charity Dinner

Horizon Prostate Cancer held a fundraising dinner on 28th April 2017 and the amazing efforts during the auction on the night raised £200,000, making £350,000  in total for the charity.
Sporting Wine Club contributed with both “Weight in Wine” and “Exclusive Winetasting Event” lots, which raised £3500 – and the Champions Cup Final Tickets which went for £1500.