It was a dark and stormy morning. Would the charity golf event have to be canceled?
"At 9 a.m., it was grim faces all round as the greens were completely flooded and totally unplayable with standing water," recalls Richard Moore, Infor UK public relations manager.
An Infor foursome from the Blythe Valley Office in Solihull, UK, - Andrew Reeves, Andy Boardman, Stuart Bell, and Moore - were at Harpenden Common Golf Club for a charity golf day to raise money for Watling View, a special-needs school in Hertfordshire. The school provides a safe, dynamic, and highly individualized education to 90 students ages 2 to 19 with severe, profound, or multiple learning difficulties.
"We nearly had to postpone the event given the heavy rain and bleak weather, but everyone got into the spirit of what we were trying to achieve," said David Josephs, who helped organize the event, and is Infor's external media trainer for spokespeople in the UK and other parts of Europe.
"In true English never-give-up style, the organizers watched and waited for an hour for the rain to finally die off and the water to drain away," Moore said. "By 10:30 a.m., the event was back on."
The Infor Team played in support of Josephs' 15-year-old son, Dominic, who has epilepsy. Infor also sponsored a golf hole.
Between the 100+ charity golfers and additional fundraising at the event dinner, £8,500 UK was raised for Watling View School.
"All of us are tremendously grateful to everyone who helped the day to go so well," Josephs said.