I have been running the society since it was formed and as 2019 is the 25th year of the society, it's long overdue that I put my name forward to captain the society.
I couldn't decide on a charity for my fundraising but in early 2019 my Vice Captain for the season, Graham Thorpe, gave me the incredibly sad news that his wife Joan had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
I have lost friends and relatives to brain tumours in the past, so it made my mind up to support one of the brain tumour charities. I looked at several of the relevant charities and liasied with Graham as to which one he and Joan would like to support and we chose the Brain Tumour Charity.
The society will be raising funds at each of our events this season and on 31st August I will also be taking part in TrekFest 2019, a 25km walk in the Peak District.
I am hoping that several of my fellow golf society members will join me for the walk, I opted for the 25km version rather than the 50km because, let's face it, we're all getting on now.
All donations will be gratefully received, thanks in advance everyone.
Visit my captain’s page on the golf society website at: www.bartongolfsociety.com/captains_page.html
Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. We fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life. We are committed to having the biggest possible impact for every person affected by a brain tumour, and to defending the most amazing part of the human body.