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The ACA irons out COVID creases for successful golf day
The ACA's golf day required some additional planning with the virus in mind, but that didn't stop it raising more than GBP4,000 for fly2help. So far it has been the only in-person event the association has been able to hold.
The Luxaviation Group's Simon Nicholls, Chay White, Jamie Houghton and Matthew Benns were hoping to get the rub of the green.

The Air Charter Association (The ACA) recently hosted its charity golf day in association with London Biggin Hill airport. The event raised more than GBP4,000 for UK aviation charity fly2help, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

After new guidelines came into force, The ACA still managed to host the event by working closely with the golf club to ensure that the last-minute 'rule of six' introduced by the UK government was adhered to, with measures such as outdoor dining in team groups.

The charity raffle was kept safe with a ticketless system and contactless payments, with prizes donated by Dassault Aviation, Eurojet, Get Progress, Lewes Golf Club, London Biggin Hill airport, Park Wood Golf Club and Signature Flight Support. Main event sponsorship came from global charter operator Luxaviation, with additional support from Eurojet, Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, RAS Completions, Sovereign Business Jets, VIP Aviation and Zenith Aviation.

Chairman Kevin Ducksbury says: “We want to extend our thanks to everyone who attended our golf event and to our sponsors, whose support ensured its success. It was wonderful to see everyone in person; as it was the only physical event we've been able to host this year, we were thrilled to make the most of golf, working within the government's guidelines to keep everyone safe. My congratulations go to the winners of prizes in each category; Best Individual, Best Team and Runner Up; as well as the Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin and Charity Hole competitions.

“The work of fly2help has made significant differences to many lives through the wonder of flight. We are proud to continue supporting its efforts to raise the spirits of those in need and inspire young people to consider a future in our industry, as we all pull together to face the challenges of 2020.”

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