This year the Captain's Charity will be raising funds for The Brain Tumour Charity.
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.
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 captaincy.
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 family.
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 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:
During my year of Captaincy I would like to continue regular fund
generating things we do at regular BUNGS events such as:
- Blackout cards
- 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 the season.
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
|Trekfest Charity Walk (£2334.00 + £437.50 gift aid)||£2771.50|
|25th Anniversary Trip||£235.00|
|Wollaton Park Golf Day||£120.00|
|Fulford Heath Golf Day||£130.00|
|South Wales Tour||£215.00|
|Droitwich Golf Day||£90.00|
|Matlock Golf Day||£110.00|
|South Staffs Golf Day||£80.00|
|Cricket World Cup Profit||£107.00|
|Majors Competition Profit||£210.00|
|Other donations throughout the year||£716.50|
|Sherwood Forest Golf Day - 9th March 2018||£309.00|
|Lilleshall Hall Golf Day - 6th April 2018||£135.00|
|Cavendish Golf Day - 3rd May 2018||£200.00|
|Tadmarton Heath Golf Day - 1st June 2018||£200.00|
|Society Tour to Yorkshire - 16th to 19th June 2018||£160.00|
|Handsworth Golf Day - 20th July 2018||£280.00|
|Longcliffe Golf Day - 17th August 2018||£310.00|
|Walmley Golf Day - 12th September 2018||£525.00|
|The Leicestershire Golf Day - 11th October 2018||£117.00|
|Woodhall Spa Winter Trip - 16th & 17th November 2018||£130.00|
|Maxstoke Park Golf Day - 13th December 2018||£207.50|
|Captain's Charity Walk (including Gift Aid amount)||£6388.88|
|World Cup competition profit||£175.00|
|Majors competition profit||£225.00|
|Ryder Cup competition profit||£120.00|
|Other donations throughout the year||£517.62|