Tim Thacker's Captain's Page 2005
As elected Captain for 2005, I would first like to thank Andy for the
excellent job he did as Captain last year. He helped define the role for
those that follow and raised, with your help, a fantastic sum for his
I want to keep my aims for the year realistic, and as I don’t expect
to beat Andy’s fundraising efforts, I am determined to beat the 60-yard
slap he managed off the first tee at Sutton last year!
Tim Thacker, BUNGS Captain 2005
We have a number of fantastic courses lined up this year and I look
forward to seeing you all in the near future.
This years nominated Captains Charity is to be
St Giles Hospice, which provides high-quality medical and nursing
care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as
well as offering support for their families and helpers. Further
information can be seen at the bottom of the page and by following the
St Giles Hospice is a
registered charity providing high-quality medical and nursing care for
local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as
offering support for their families and helpers. The dedicated team
provides individually-tailored care either at the hospice or in
patients’ own homes across the region.
The hospice began its life at the former vicarage of St Giles Church
in Whittington in 1983, when the then vicar the Reverend Paul Brothwell
became concerned at the level of care given to terminally-ill patients
in local hospitals.
Today, St Giles is a centre of excellence and one of the best-known
and most respected charities in the region, with over 150 staff, 900
volunteers, thirteen charity shops, the most successful hospice lottery
in the UK, and £4 million spent on providing care every year.
The range of specialist services is provided free of charge to all
who need it. Although St Giles receives some funding from the
Government, the charity relies heavily on donations and fundraising,
which is hopefully where we can help.
BUNGS Captain 2005