Waste firm and ladies golf club back women’s charity

Ann McWilliams, Lady Captain at Foyle Golf Club, Susan Gibson and Mary Diamond of Londonderry Well Women with RiverRidge Recycling's Business Development Officer, Fergal Kerr.
Ann McWilliams, Lady Captain at Foyle Golf Club, Susan Gibson and Mary Diamond of Londonderry Well Women with RiverRidge Recycling's Business Development Officer, Fergal Kerr.

RiverRidge Recycling has joined forces with Foyle 
Ladies Golf Club to become 
official sponsor of their 
annual charity day.

The event takes place at Foyle Golf Club on Friday, May 15 where all monies raised will be donated to the Londonderry Well Women charity.

Lady Captain for the Club this year, Ann McWilliams, is delighted with the sponsorship: “With the help of local waste management company, RiverRidge Recycling, we are able to put together a fantastic day of golf along with a gala dinner that same evening all in aid of a great charity.

“Derry Well Women is a fabulous charity, one that helps and engages with many women to improve the health and well being of women, families and communities in the North West.

“I, personally, used their services some years ago when I had cancer and I really couldn’t recommend their support groups, counselling services and advice centre highly enough.

“They are just remarkable in all that they do.

“I’m very pleased that I’m now fit and well and have this opportunity to be able to give back in this very small way and in doing so perhaps help others who now find themselves in a similar situation.”

RiverRidge Recycling is one of the leading waste management companies in the North West who provide a full range of waste management services.

The Ringsend based company firmly believes in supporting the local community and sponsoring local events and their dedication to environmental and community issues are interwoven into the company’s ethos.

Fergal Kerr, Business Development Officer of RiverRidge Recycling said: “To get involved with Foyle Ladies Golf golf day was an easy decision. This is a great occasion to help the local community and in doing so raise monies for a local charity.

“Sport is such an important part of our vibrant local community and we are only too delighted to sponsor this event and contribute to the community.”

Susan Gibson, Manager of Londonderry Well Women said, “For twenty five years we have been helping women in the North West.

“Although some 2,500 women access our services each year, we have nearly 100 accessing different support groups and services in relation to cancer.

“We’ve actively campaigned for community cancer services and we are here to listen and help those regardless of what stage people are at in their cancer diagnosis.

“Donations and fundraising are vital to our core services so as you can imagine we are delighted that Ann and Foyle Ladies Golf Club has chosen Derry Well Women as their charity for this sporting event.”

Ann concluded; “We are delighted with the numbers booked to date although we still have a few spaces left. A four ball for visitors costs £60 and after the game we’ve a gala dinner organised at the club at a cost of £25 per person and there are great prizes up to the value of £1000.

“There’s also a new Ford Fiesta to be won in a ‘hole in one’, which is being kindly provided by Browne and Day Motors in Claudy. I’d encourage anyone male or female to come along and enjoy a great day out for a great cause. For bookings please contact Ann on 02871 352 222. ”