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New Online Auction Site in support of RCI Christel House Golf Open 2017
6 Jun 2017

New Online Auction Site in support of RCI Christel House Golf Open 2017

The countdown to the 15th RCI Christel House Golf Tournament for 2017 is well underway and Christel House Europe have launched a new action site in support of the 15th Open. Please help to drive out poverty by visiting the new Christel House Europe Auction site, https://christelhouse.org.uk/. This year, thanks to their most generous supporters and donors, Christel House Europe have many exciting items to view and buy in support of Christel House kids in India and South Africa, including some wonderful artwork from the students; a “pop music” themed artwork by David Litchfield, a professional illustrator whose debut children’s book...

16 May 2017

RDO is Proud to Support the Amazing Work of Christel House

RDO and the timeshare industry as a whole is passionate about giving back to communities in need and supporting people both locally and around the world. While of course it is very important to provide an excellent service to our owners and guests, we also understand that there are many around the world who are not fortunate enough to be able to enjoy vacations. In fact, shockingly, even in this modern age there are still hundreds of millions of people who barely have enough to eat or drink, and millions of children who receive little or no education. This is a...

RCI Returns as Title Sponsor of the Christel House Open
17 Mar 2017

RCI Returns as Title Sponsor of the Christel House Open

RCI celebrates its 11th consecutive year as title sponsor of the annual RCI® Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is held in several locations around the world and aims to raise awareness and funds for Christel House International, a charity committed to bettering the lives of impoverished children around the world. “Since the charity’s inception, Christel House has improved the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children through care, education and character development,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “Over the past 11 years, I’m proud to announce we’ve helped Christel House raise $5.7 million in support of its mission to drive out...

Karma Group raises over £10,000 for Christel House with the 2016 Karma Penguin Walk
25 Oct 2016

Karma Group raises over £10,000 for Christel House with the 2016 Karma Penguin Walk

Continuing its commitment to corporate social responsibility – with an unmistakable dash of Karma joie de vivre – Karma Group recently held the 2016 Karma Penguin Walk, a 30-kilometre hike winding through the hills, fields, forests and beaches near the coast of St. Tropez in France. The Penguin Walk was enjoyed by 15 intrepid, committed Penguins and was led by the Emperor Penguin himself, John Spence, Karma Group founder and Chairman. John’s vision is for the Walk to be a fun, challenging and purposed-filled adventure, fully embracing the mission of improving the lives of the disadvantaged, especially in communities around...

14 Apr 2016

Global children’s charity Christel House issues its annual report

Christel House, RDO’s nominated charity, has issued its annual report, thanking supporters for having helped transform the lives of thousands of children living in poverty around the world. In addition to an education from kindergarten to graduation every child receives a wealth of other benefits including healthcare, food, uniforms, career guidance, sporting activity and life skills to help them overcome the barriers that poverty brings. The aim is to focus on the whole child rather than simply providing an education so that the students can become self-sufficient, productive and responsible citizens in adult life. Fluency in English is seen as critical to...

RCI Christel House Europe Golf Open 2015
23 Jun 2015

RCI Christel House Europe Golf Open 2015 Raises Over £54,400

The beautiful parkland course at Badgemore Park Golf Club in Henley-on-Thames was again the venue for a hugely successful event, held in warm summer weather. Title Sponsors RCI and Signature Sponsors Nexus Leisure headed up a host of generous supporters and 14 teams competed for the Ron Haylock Memorial trophy. Worthy winners were the First National Trustee Company team, captained by Lee Dowling (Senior Vice President EME at Marriott Vacations Worldwide) who led his team mates Sue and John Colby and Peter Coles to victory. Team “manager” Lisa Migani, Business Development Director for FNTC, said: “we have been proud supporters of...

RCI Helps Drive Out Poverty as Title Sponsor of the 13th Annual Christel House Open
1 Apr 2015

RCI Helps Drive Out Poverty as Title Sponsor of the 13th Annual Christel House Open

RCI returns for its ninth consecutive year as title sponsor of the 2015 RCI® Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament. The event, which includes tournament locations spanning three continents, raises funds and awareness for Christel House International, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children throughout the world. “Christel House transforms the lives of disadvantaged children by giving them the tools and opportunities they need to progress, and we are honored and humbled to be a small part of this work,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “Last year’s tournament raised nearly $800,000. With the support of our...

The Friends Of Ron Haylock Appeal Raises More Than £60,000
10 Nov 2014

The “Friends Of Ron Haylock” Appeal Raises More Than £60,000

Following an outstanding response from friends and colleagues of the late Ron Haylock, over £60,000 has been raised to create the Ron Haylock Music Room at Christel House South Africa. There is a huge demand for access to music at the school and the success of this Appeal means that every child in school years 7 to 11 – some 325 students – will now have the chance to take up a musical instrument, receive expert tuition and potentially play in the newly-formed school brass band. This memorial to Ron will ensure that, now and for years to come, future generations of...

26 Mar 2014

RCI Helps Christel House Find the Green as Title Sponsor of 12th Annual RCI® Christel House Open

RCI has announced that it will return as the title sponsor of the RCI® Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament in 2014. This marks the eighth consecutive year that RCI has served as the title sponsor. “The RCI Christel House Open has become a beacon of hope for people throughout our industry who support Christel House’s mission to provide education, nutrition and care programs for some of the world’s most impoverished children,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI. “Last year’s tournament raised more than $550,000, all of which goes directly to those who need it most. With the help of...

13 Mar 2014

Remembering our friend Ron Haylock: The Music Room at Christel House

Ron Haylock was not just a legend in the shared ownership industry, he was a special friend to many of us who worked with him at RDO, RCI, ARDA and TATOC. His enthusiasm for life was undeniably contagious – a few of his favourite things included food, wine, nature, music and, last but never least, giving back. Now it is our turn to give back to a man of many passions, whose work with the Christel House charity in South Africa and encouragement to the students at the Cape Town School were so important. Ron’s love of music lives on...