Annual Golf Tournament Raises Cash for Cancer PatientsBy Cleveland Police published 9 March, 2012 No Comments
Cleveland Police have raised more than £6,000 in an annual golf tournament which will be donated to a local boy who is suffering from a brain tumour and the cancer unit at the University Hospital of North Tees.
The tournament, which was held at Wynyard Golf Club on Friday 26th August 2011, had 22 teams taking part which consisted of business owners, retired and serving police officers, and business representatives.
Police teamed up with TFM Radio’s Cash for Kids to arrange the tournament, which has been an annual event for the last 26 years.
The Am-am tournament will this year donate £5,500 to local boy Jonny Kelly from the Billingham area, who at seven-years-old, has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment and his family are fundraising in the hope of achieving their target of £15,000 to take Jonny to Germany to take part in a clinical trial for a procedure which uses the body’s own immune system to fight the tumour. £800 from the cash raised will also go to the cancer unit at the University Hospital of North Tees.
The winning team on the day was Gwynden Consulting Limited, who are a Stockton based firm and the winning Category One Player was Neil Hunter-Smith.
Chair of the organising committee, Chief Inspector Ted Allen, said: “The event itself has proven very popular and over the last 26 years we have raised a significant amount of money for local charities and good causes. We hope to continue this over the coming years and I’d like to thank everybody that got involved in the event last year.”
Linsey Wood, from TFM Cash for Kids, said: “The event was another amazing day and the charity was so proud to be a part of it again this year. Thank you to all that attended.”Local Sport