We are very pleased to report that the golf tournament at Filton Golf Club, held on Saturday 18 April to raise awareness of MND, was a huge success! Members of the club and many keen golfers from around the westcountry came to Filton to soak up the sun and challenge themselves to hit the ball straight despite the prevailing wind!
The club kindly waived their green fees for all playing on the day and only charged £5 per golfer for a round – a huge discount. We had 50 teams of four playing on the day – a great turnout. Our team of volunteers also came along to set up an MNDA stand, sell some raffle tickets and cupcakes, and watch the golfers tee off from the first hole (pictured above).
Attendees could also pay £1 to using the putting green and there was a prize for the longest putt (see photo below).
After all this activity during the day, the club put on a delicious three-course meal in the evening, which was enjoyed by many of those supporting the day – a big thank you to the catering team for all their hard work.
We are immensely grateful to the club for putting on this event for us.
In particular, our thanks go to those at the club who organised the day with cheer and expertise along with Ray Hulbert from the BBWW group, without whom the day would not have been possible.
As well as spreading the word about MND, the event raised in excess of £1400, which will go directly towards supporting people in the local area living with MND.