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Knutsford Rotary Charity Golf Day

The Starters – Mike Coleman with Hal and Margaret Bailey

The Rotary Club of Knutsford once again held their Charity Golf Day at Bramall Park Golf Club on Tuesday 7th June and nominated The Cheshire Branch of the MND Association as the charity of the day.

There were 16 teams with 4 in each team taking part with names ranging from The Notorieties to the Knutsford Swingers; the format of the day was a Stableford team event with the two best scores to count on each hole. The first tee off time was at 12.30 with both the 1st and 10th tees being used. The starters on the 1st tee were Margaret and myself with Mike Coleman acting as the starter on the 10th tee.

In the evening the ‘starters’ were joined by Joel Millett, the chair of the branch, for a lovely meal served by the golf club staff. Immediately after the meal, Bill Ogley he President of the Rotary Club presented me with a cheque for £900.00 which had been raised on the day. He then explained why they had chosen the MND Association as the charity of the day. A member of the Rotary Club, Colin Radley, had passed away recently after living with MND for a very short time.

Bill Ogley then introduced Joel Millett who gave a brief update on how the branch helps people living with MND and their carers in Cheshire. I then followed, with the help of my iPad, and briefly explained effects of MND together with some statistics. Then explained what MND means to me, M = muscles that you lose, N = nerves that die and D = dignity that is taken away from you.

This was followed by the prize giving, the first prize awarded was nearest the pin and this was went to Mr Jonathon Cooke, and on his way to collect his prize he picked up an empty water jug and put a monetary note inside and started an impromptu table collection which raised a further £390.00. The winner’s prize went to Team KPMG, while one of their members took the longest drive prize as well.

Amazing all prize winners donated their prize money to the branch, which added a further £325.00 making a total for the day a fabulous £1,615.00

The Branch wishes to thank all those who helped to make the day a success, particularly the Rotary Club for nominating the Association and to Mr Jonathon Cooke for instigating the impromptu table collection.

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