Sidi Shatku writes:
Dear Friends and Backgammon enthusiasts,
I hope you are doing well. We are holding a special Backgammon Tournament at the RAC on Sunday 26th of November. This will be to support The Squad (thesquad.org.uk), a charity of which I am a Trustee.
The Squad is based in Wimbledon and runs Thursday night clubs for people with learning disabilities. Our club nights are fun-packed and educational, giving these vulnerable individuals an opportunity to get out of the house, meet like-minded friends, socialize and learn life skills in a safe, welcoming environment. Without organisations like The Squad, it is all too easy for people with learning disabilities to become socially isolated. It also allows their parents and carers also get some much needed respite.
Unfortunately large cuts in council funding over the past few years have left us in a precarious position. We are currently seeking to raise money to keep our doors open for the next 6 months, whilst we continue to pursue more sustainable long-term funding options to secure our future. We have also set-up a donation page to further support our initiative.
This event will be supported by the RAC Backgammon Club and the UKBGF.
11 am : Continental Brunch in the Mountbatten Room
12 am : Raffle and live auction
1 pm : Tournament commences
3.30 pm: Tea and Coffee
Brunch only: £70
We will have a single tournament in which each player is guaranteed two matches (Main and Consolation).
The prize for the Main winner will be a Premium Backgammon Board and a Trophy.
There is a limited capacity for this tournament and we will reserve the spots on a first come first serve basis.
Please book your place NOW by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the payment details. We will have a great day at the RAC and your support will make a huge difference to this small charity.
The Squad Backgammon Tournament Committee
The UKBGF will be donating a Premium membership as a raffle prize as well as promoting the event.