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Frome Lions Golf Day 2014

THE Lions Club of Frome are organising their 6th annual Golf Day in aid of The Forever Friends Appeal at the Royal United Hospital. 

The Charity Golf Day is on Friday 16th May at Orchardleigh Golf Club, Frome.

Keen golfers are invited to enter, or make up, a team of four to enjoy a competitive but fun Stableford 18 hole event, at an entry fee of £160 per team of four.

Golfers will enjoy a great start to the day, with an early morning coffee and bacon roll and end with a delicious buffet lunch before the prize giving.

There are 18 teams signed up already, including colleagues and clients from many different kinds of businesses; national banks, wealth management & investment companies, building societies, Bath solicitors, auctioneers and estate agents. The Golf Day is a great opportunity to meet others and enjoy a great game, amidst the stunning Somerset countryside in its haven of peace and tranquility.

Last year, the successful Golf Day raised a fantastic £7,000 for Motorneurone Disease Association and the previous year raised a brilliant £5,500 for Riding for the Disabled at Warminster and Wellow. This year, the club want to raise thousands of pounds towards the Appeal’s RUH Cancer Care Campaign, to help all those affected by cancer in the local area.

Chairman of the golf committee, Keith McCleod said, “We need to support this charity which is based at the hospital because we know that the results will benefit the people of Frome and the surrounding district. As a small local club we tend to raise all our money to help local charities and good causes. We are very excited about this cause and we believe that the patients truly deserve an excellent Centre, so that they can feel at ease during their treatment.”

Lions Club of Frome accordingly invite sponsorship in the sum of £100 for a hole that is holding a competition, or £50 for a non-competition hole, or any amount that could sponsor small prizes. If you are interested in supporting this cause and advertising your brand at this exclusive event, please contact the Lions Club of Frome to discuss your kind offer.

The club are very grateful for the kind support of the following sponsors so far: The Brothers Drinks, Thornbury Sports and C.W. Accountancy. All sponsors brands will be advertised on promotional materials throughout the 18-hole golf course, in the club house and in other forms of media.

The Forever Friends Appeal are raising £8.5 million towards an exceptional new Cancer Centre at the RUH. The RUH is planning to replace all the existing outdated 1940’s cancer facilities, with a state-of-the-art, £23.5 million Cancer Centre (The Appeal are funding 33%).

The charitable funds will allow the clinicians to extend their ambitions and the vision for the building. Clinicians want to be even more imaginative, inspired and innovative in their vision for the design of the building, its therapeutic environment, and how it works. The plan is to take a holistic approach to the build, creating a soothing and relaxing environment which will welcome the patients and make them feel special, comfortable and supported during their treatment.

The Appeal are incredibly grateful for the £4 million donation from Sir James and Lady Deidre Dyson and the £1 million pledge from the Medlock Trust Family, who all share the vision with the RUH doctors and nurses to bring an exceptional new Cancer Centre to the patients and their families. These kind gifts have helped to maximise the efforts and impact of the fundraising and support from the public and other donors.

Every penny which is donated will now help this pioneering building to be truly exceptional and vastly improve cancer care in this region. To find out more about the plans for the new Cancer Centre, please visit: www.forever friendsappeal.co.uk or call 01225 825825.

To enter or join a team, contact Keith McLeod at the Frome Lions Club on 01373 454318 or keith.mcleod@fromelions.org.uk

 

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