Golfers aid dementia research
James Warren, of Alzheimer's Research UK, with Marcus Woodward of Saltford Golf Club
SALTFORD Golf Club has handed over a “stunning” amount of money to help the fight against dementia.
The club raised £15,500 for Alzheimer's Research UK during Marcus Woodward's 2019 captaincy year.
The fund was topped up by donations from BOSS (Bandits of Saltford Society) – a group who play at the club on a Saturday - and Colin Baker from the Bird in Hand pub Saltford. And Dave Diamond of DS2i Ltd added another £500 to increase the figure to £16,000.
The money was handed over to James Warren, regional fundraising officer for the Alzheimer's Research UK charity.
He said: “I’m not often left speechless but I will gladly admit to being stunned into silence at the cheque presentation.
“Your very generous donation will make a huge impact to the work that we fund.
“It is the largest single donation I have received for the charity this year in the South West region and the largest single donation from a community group in my three years at Alzheimer’s Research UK. Simply put, it's amazing.”
The money will be used for research within the charity’s Bristol and Bath research network.
James added: “Raising awareness of what dementia is, how it impacts communities, and our work to find a cure and life-changing treatment is often the biggest challenge we face as a charity and your club has been extremely receptive to the messages we have put out.”
As well as the Alzheimer’s charity, many other good causes benefited from the golf club’s support during the year.
James said: “Through this last year with Alzheimer’s Research UK and with your previous birthday events, park runs and marathons, so many people have benefited, and will benefit, from your generosity.”