Are you a golfing enthusiast? Do you want to support the UK’s leading dementia research charity either as a lone golfer or as part of your club?
All golfers can make a huge difference and raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. We are constantly amazed by the significant sums raised by our golfing supporters, either by nominating us as their Charity of the Year, arranging fundraising events at their clubs, or simply having one of our collection pots.
If you would like to organise a golfing event to raise funds for us, or your club is looking for a charity to nominate as its Charity of the Year, please get in touch. It’s very easy to get involved, just call us on 0300 111 5555 or email email@example.com
Patrick Franklin-Adams, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years ago, joined 168 golfing enthusiasts to give Alzheimer’s Research UK a fantastic £45,000 boost. The world championship fairways at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey provided a spectacular setting for the charity golf day on 11 June 2010.
Patrick’s wife, Carol, organised the event and expressed her delight at the success of the day, explaining the inspiration behind it:
We’re thrilled at the amount we’ve raised through this event. It’s been real team work pulling all the arrangements together. It was great fun and the weather just about held out for us. The lunch in the club house was most welcome after all that fresh air and exercise, and the raffle and auctions that followed added to the fundraising in a big way.
Since Patrick was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years ago, when he was just coming up for 60, we’ve become acutely aware that research into this devastating disease is hugely underfunded. We want to do everything we can to help Alzheimer’s Research UK in its efforts to fund more research projects and this event has allowed us to do just that.
Patrick has always been a keen golfer and was Captain of Walton Health Golf Club in its centenary year in 2003. Whilst Alzheimer’s does limit what he can do, he’s still able to enjoy the game and played on the day.
On one of the hottest days of the summer, a charity golf day at the Gog Magog Golf Club in Cambridge raised £11,000 to boost funds for the club’s Charities of the Year, Alzheimer’s Research UK and local Cambridge charity Opportunities Without Limits (OWL). With sweeping views across the city and beyond to Ely, over 188 golfing enthusiasts swung into action on the championship courses on 10 July 2010.
Denise Boswell, Lady Captain at the Gog Magog Golf Club, expressed her delight at the success of the event and explained the inspiration behind it:
It’s fantastic that such a fun day will help two very worthy causes. With everyone’s enthusiasm and generosity, the total raised exceeded our expectations. When the Club Captain and Lady Captain are elected every year, they each have the privilege of nominating a charity to benefit from the annual golf day. Club Captain Gordon Lamb chose OWL for the wonderful work they do in the community, providing work and leisure opportunities for people who are disabled or disadvantaged. For me, the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK is very important as my father died with this devastating disease last year at the age of 86.
My father, James, lived with Alzheimer’s for six years and became increasingly confused, forgetting to eat and not knowing whether it was day or night. In the end it wasn’t safe for him to live on his own and he was looked after in a care home. It’s certainly made me aware of the huge number of people affected by this disease and that, sadly, there’s very little money for research to beat it.
If you are a member of a golf club and would like to find out more about supporting us as your Charity of the Year, please give us a call on 0300 111 5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org