Millennium Raising Futures Kenya Golf Day

July 5th, 2021

It’s fair to say that the summer of 2021 has been unpredictable weatherwise, so when the annual Millennium Consulting Raising Futures Kenya Golf Day took place last Friday it was hard to know what to expect.

Faversham Golf Club in Kent played host and the event continued the tradition of supporting Raising Futures Kenya (formerly Vision Africa) over the past 16 years.

Heartfelt thanks are due to the loyal support of our many corporate sponsors, the players who took part and the event organisers without whose organisational skills the day would not have run so well.

The weather turned out ideal and with the golf course in good condition, an enjoyable day was had by all. The format was a Ryder Cup style competition with European v USA teams vying once more for the Millennium trophy. With evenly matched teams, this year it was the turn of Europe, captained by Craig Bassingthwaighte and vice-captain Malcolm Coton to emerge as victors.

The 4-ball team prize was won by Ben Hunt, Harry Wallis, Mark Cranefield and Shoaib Laher. Harry Wallis also won the individual stableford prize and the ladies winner was Gwen Finch. The individual scratch score winner was Adam Bassingthwaighte who went round in a creditable 76. Closest to the flag was Roger Lightfoot whilst Harry Wallis extended his winning run by achieving the longest drive.

Covid-19 restrictions meant that the traditional pre and post round presentations/awards could not take place in the normal manner however Andy King of Raising Futures Kenya had recorded a video which brought us up to date with what has been happening in Kenya during this difficult Covid period. It is worth taking a few minutes to watch it as it highlights the value of the financial contribution we make each year from our golf day.

£3,000 was raised and we look forward to hearing from Raising Futures Kenya how the funds are used when we get together next year.

If you are interested in taking part in 2022 then please refer to for details and registration when available.