Walkers Charity Golf Day 2011
On Thursday 13th October Fight for Life held the 15th Walkers charity golf day at The Grove in Hertfordshire. The weather was perfect for a great day of golf enjoyed by all our supporters old and new. The goody bags were stuffed with golf sets, espa gifts, wallpaper magazines and a Fight for Life weather proof cap.
A huge thank you goes to guest stars photobooth for entertaining at breakfast and providing us with a great dvd and photos of the celebs and golfers. Our sponsors Walkers Crisps, Pepsi, snacks & refreshments were well received at the halfway house and The Grove chef did us proud with a superb supper in the ivory suite. The fundraising was extraordinary, with Bobby Davro doing more than his bit to keep us laughing as auctioneer.
each golf day we are knocked out by the support for our charity though this year was exceptional with a gross figure of £103,000.
Fight for Life is committed to fund the pediatric radio therapy unit at the university college hospital helping it to become one of the best of its kind, in the world. The unit and its fantastic staff continue to do remarkable work with the help of specialized equipment that together with our supporters we are able to purchase for them.
Our host Gary Lineker said he was proud and privileged to be patron of this wonderful charity and thrilled that these golf days have contributed towards saving children’s lives. He thanked Pepsico Int’ our sponsors, Prezzo plc, The Grove golf team and all the celebrities for hosting their teams making it a fantastic day and probably the most successful fundraising golf day of all.