Help us to help our young people achieve through sport!
Allied to that objective, is an aim to help youngsters to develop not only their talent, but their positivity, self confidence and ability to act as part of a team.
Funds raised will be used principally, but not exclusively, for the benefit of individuals or teams in the 10-21 age group with 50% of the Fund allocated to golf and the balance for other sports.
Rather than place the emphasis purely on assisting individuals already identified as talented in their arena, the Trustees will take a broader approach in encouraging young people at all levels to further develop their interest and achievements in their chosen sport.
Sport is an excellent medium through which to develop positive attributes amongst our young people including:
• Encouraging a healthy attitude to exercise, nutrition and well being
• Building confidence and developing social skills
• Helping overcome social disadvantage
Ray, who was born in Guernsey on the 23rd May 1929, had a lifelong interest in sport with golf and tennis being two of his particular favourites and the Foundation is an ideal way to perpetuate his memory by helping young people achieve through sport.
He was one of Guernsey’s most successful entrepreneurs of his time and like many young people was evacuated to England during the Second World War. On his return to Guernsey after the Occupation he successfully combined business, family and sport with skill, determination and commitment.
Ray was not only an accomplished golfer but also a very successful tennis player winning the Island singles championship on four occasions. During his long association with the Royal Guernsey Golf Club, Ray served for many years on committee, was appointed captain in 1977/78 and was president from 1997 until 2002. Ray was awarded honorary life membership of the club in 2002.