The Royal Automobile Club hosted its first Charity Cup golf competition at Woodcote Park on 24 April 2012. It was star studded with high profile names from the worlds of motorsport and media to raise funds for BENand the Henry Surtees Foundation. The event was a great success with an amount of £4,000 raised in total for the two charities.
The winners were Derek Warwick's BRDC President's Team, which also included Damon Hill, Jason Plato, two-time champion of the British Touring Car Championship, and double-Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Champion Tim Harvey. The BRDC President's Team completed Woodcote Park's ‘Old Course' with a score of 96 points (Stableford scoring), two points ahead of the News International Team of Jim Chaudry, Steve O'Meara, Graeme Symon and Damien Saunders. In third place with 89 points was Steve Rider's Monaco Scramblers Team, with Barrie Baxter, Tiff Needell and Eric Olson.
Davis Wilkinson, Chief Executive and Secretary of the Royal Automobile Club commented, "We are absolutely delighted with the success of our very first Charity Cup at Woodcote Park. We are pleased both the sporting and social side of the day were such a success, and our thanks go to all the participants for supporting our two chosen charities, BEN, the automotive industry charity and the Henry Surtees Foundation, so generously."
BEN's Head of Marketing, Ray Diggins, said "Golf days are becoming increasingly popular funraising events for people to attend and show their support for great charities such as BEN. I would like to send our thanks to the Royal Automotible Club and all the guests that attended the first Charity Cup golf competition for raising such a fantastic sum - it will really make a difference."