WCIT MONITOR Issue 63 Nov 2014 - Page 15

THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGISTS CHARITY WCIT Golf Day 2014 Over £5000 raised for the WCIT Charity’s work with Lifelites C harity, Education, Industry and Fellowship are the four pillars of our Livery Company and the WCIT Charity Golf Day embodies them all. The day raised over £5,000 for the WCIT Charity’s work with Lifelites; one of the charities supported by our Company’s Charity. This is a stunning result and demonstrates the generosity of WCIT members and their guests. Money was raised via a number of activities including a raffle, bet-on-your-score, competing against the club professional, buying prizes skilfully auctioned by the dynamic Dominic O’Riley and an end of evening exercise where you stand up and sit down in order to win a magnum of champagne donated by Nic Birtles. The education element comes from a number of areas: we learnt about St James Place Wealth Management, who was our lead sponsor, well represented by John Laurens. We discovered more about GiveAsYouLive, the Charity chaired by WCIT Liveryman Geoff Squire, who donated a superb selection of rare and fine wines as prizes, and WCIT Liveryman Kirstin Duffield took the opportunity to have a golf lesson. With great thanks to IT4Arts also for donations of some wonderful prizes on the day including a pair of tickets to a concert of the winner’s choice at Wigmore Hall and two tickets for the opening night of the English Touring Opera’s new production of Haydn's Life on the Moon, at the Hackney Empire; many thanks to all the sponsors through iT4Arts. Fellowship is what makes an event like this successful. This year we went to Ashridge, the Deputy Master’s home course, where we were looked after very well indeed. The course was in superb condition, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was wonderful. Deputy Master, Michael Webster awarding James Kelliher with WCIT Golfer of 2014 creating an awareness and inclusion of the more seriously impaired children. Many thanks to all our sponsors, supporters and players for their generosity in helping to make this a great A fantastic outcome for all the generous donations to the WCIT Charity. day out and generating such a fantastic sum for Lifelites. Contributed by Peter Cordery, Subsequently, Lifelites applied to the WCIT Charity for funds towards the Eyegaze roll-out to all 49 hospices in the UK and I am pleased to inform you that the WCIT Charity was able to donate £12,500 of matched funding to Lifelites in August 2014 and that, to-date, Lifelites have installed ten Eyegaze systems and another five are planned for this Autumn. Lifelites are already seeing a national take up of Eyegaze technology in schools and their incredible work is WCIT Golf Club Chairman Eyegaze technology in use at Lifelites Dulverton Trust The Dulverton Trust has developed a fully customised version of the Salesforce CRM platform intended specifically for managing the grant-making cycle. The Dulverton Trust are delighted to make this available to grant-making charities, free-of-charge. To find out more please visit the following website - www.dulverton.org/dulverton_app.htm Page 15