Steve Lloyd's Captain's Page 2019
This year the Captain's Charity will be raising funds for The Brain
Barton under Needwood Golf Society was formed in 1994 by myself and
several other village residents and sadly I am the sole remaining member
from the original group.
Steve Lloyd, BUNGS Captain 2019
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 and at different
stages I considered several worthwhile causes. As someone who was
diagnosed with Kidney Cancer and had to have a kidney removed in 2015,
obvious choices were Cancer Research or Macmillan Cancer Support, but I
was looking to support a more local, smaller charity instead.
My thinking changed several weeks ago though when 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. We chose the Brain Tumour Charity, which the
society has supported previously in 2014 during Alan Tolley's year of
Very understandably Graham has had to step down as my Vice Captain in
order to support and care for Joan. Mine, as I am sure are all BUNGS
members thoughts and best wishes are with Graham, Joan and the Thorpe
Phil Latham has kindly stepped into Graham's shoes for the season to
serve as my Vice Captain and as Captain for 2020.
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity
and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours
globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, they are moving
further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour.
They are set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of
support and driving urgent change. And they are doing it right now.
Because they understand that when you, or someone you love, is diagnosed
with a brain tumour – a cure really can’t wait.
I won't post any further information on the charity here as it can
all be seen on their website at:
Fund Raising for the Season
During my year of Captaincy I would like to continue regular fund
generating things we do at regular BUNGS events such as:
- Charity bunkers
- Captains challenge hole
In addition I will hope to run a golf majors competition (if Marcho
is willing to run the spreadsheet) along with other bits and bobs during
25km TrekFest - The Peaks 2019
On 31st August I will be taking part in a 25km walk as part of
TrekFest 2019, a walk in The Peak District National Park starting in the
beautiful Hope Valley – the heart of the Peak District home to
picturesque and ancient landscapes and the route encompasses part of the
enchanting Ladybower reservoir.
I am hoping that a couple of BUNGS members might want to accompany me
on the walk by registering and getting some sponsorship towards the
charity (minimum sponsorship total needed is £180).
Further informaton can be seen at:
https://www.trekfest.org.uk/the-peaks/ and if anybody would like to
register and join me, I have created a 'team' on the website with name
Barton under Needwood Golf Society. I can send invites
to join the 'team' at a later date for anyone who registers.
You can make donations at any golf day or via my Just Giving page at:
All the best everyone,here's to a good 25th BUNGS season.
BUNGS Captain 2019