…and all for charity. The annual Rick Wakeman Charity golf day on August 24th. We’ve played in it before and can confirm that it’s one of the best golf days you’ll find. The course is superb, with a really good bunch of people, fab food and fantastic entertainment in the evening. The money raised goes to ‘SPARKS’ (Sport Aiding Medical Research for Kids) with Great Ormond Street Hospital benefiting. Over the years, the day has raised over £500k and has improved the lives of so many sick children.
This is what you can expect – sublime bacon buttees, a round at Burhill with a celeb fourth team member (those confirmed as playing include Tim Brooke-Taylor, Steve Coppell, Willie Thorne, Duncan Preston, Kenny Lynch, Mick Hucknall and of course Rick Wakeman himself), a very posh BBQ lunch when you get in, and a three course dinner in a luxury marquee in the evening, with live music and a very unique concert by Rick and his son Adam, a fine musician in his own right. This is the first time they’ve performed live together and is a real one-off, and promises to be a very special evening.
There are team prizes on stableford scores, as well as nearest the hole and longest drive prizes. And I can predict a little bit of side wager activity between the GoKart team and any GoKarteers wanting to enter teams. Well it wouldn’t be cricket otherwise, would it?
The price for a team of three, including the gala dinner, is £895, and extra tickets are available for the evening do at £65. For full details of entry contact firstname.lastname@example.org But be quick as places are limited.
Rick is one of our favourite people that we’ve come across at GoKart. To anyone who recognises him for his grumpy old man persona then prepare to be shocked by what a lovely and funny man he is, and watching him play live is simply breathtaking (we’re talking keyboards here – although the golf is pretty good…) His fundraising for Sparks is phenomenal. Any support we can drum up for him on the day would be hugely appreciated, we know.