RBF, the Railway Benevolent Institution, is around £10,000 better off thanks to golfers from across the industry who took part in the charity’s 6th annual golf day held at Hendon Golf Club.
24 teams of four, representing passenger, freight and supplier companies, enjoyed perfect golfing weather and dug deep into their pockets to raise money for colleagues in need.
Says RBF’s executive director, Abi Smith, ‘My thanks go to everyone who supported our golf day – those who took part, their employers and everyone who donated prizes or their time. Of course the real winners are the people we help.’
RBF’s vice-president, David Allen, organised the tournament.
‘I was told that this year’s competition was the best yet,’ says David. ‘It’s now a well-established date in the railway sporting calendar, getting better and better each year.’
Winner of the Barlow Cup for 2014 was Northern Rail with Lambert Smith Hampton, RPMI and Virgin close behind.
Plans for Golf Day 2015 are well underway and details will appear soon on RBF’s website.
RBF is a charity for railway people funded by railway people. It was founded to provide support to railway staff, active and retired and their dependants when they needed help through illness, injury, bereavement, or adversity.