A charity golf day at Broke Hill Golf Club in Halstead raised £3,000 to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. With the sun shining, 35 golf enthusiasts took to the fairway for the event on 13 June, organised by Dartford-based Mercedes-Benz servicing and repair specialists, NJS Solutions.
Nigel Seopardie, 47, Company Director of NJS Solutions, talked about the day and the inspiration for supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK:
“This is the fourth golf day we’ve arranged to support the dementia research experts, Alzheimer’s Research UK. It was a huge success - the best yet – and thanks to everyone’s generosity, the money raised exceeded our expectations.
“My mum June died with Alzheimer’s five years ago, at the age of 73. It was awful seeing her gradually slip away from us knowing there was very little that could be done to help. I was shocked to learn that research into this cruel disease is desperately underfunded and decided to help by organising an annual charity golf event.
“It was great getting everyone together for a really fun day at Broke Hill while fundraising at the same time. We rounded off things with dinner in the evening and a fantastic raffle and auction, adding to the final total for Alzheimer’s Research UK.”
Miranda Mays, Corporate Fundraising Manager for Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“We really appreciate Nigel’s ongoing support through NJS Solutions. Since 2008, Nigel has raised £10,500 through his charity golf days. This is enough to pay for hundreds of hours of pioneering dementia research and essential equipment for our scientists, helping them to find ways to diagnose, prevent, treat and cure dementia.
“Over 17,000 people in Kent are living with dementia today, one of the highest county figures in the UK. Investment into dementia research lags far behind that of other serious diseases and we rely entirely on our wonderful supporters like Nigel to fund our world-class dementia research.”
To help Alzheimer’s Research UK defeat dementia, donate online at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org or call 01223 843899.