Cumberwell Park’s 2020 Captain’s Charity weekend showed how, in the midst of COVID restrictions, golf can still bring people together, as well as support the Royal United Hospitals Bath’s charity, The Forever Friends Appeal. Over £8,000 was raised to go towards the building of the new Dyson Cancer Centre.
Nearly 300 golfers enjoyed socially distanced golf, either playing in an individual competition on the Saturday or as part of a fun team event on the Sunday. The competitors were blessed with beautiful autumnal weather on both days.
As well as raising funds for the RUH, the event was also held to celebrate the life of Liz Hobbs, former Lady Captain and long-standing Cumberwell member.
A raffle was held for an array of prizes, including a water-colour painting commission, use of a Tesla for a weekend, and Tea for Two in London. Rhyannon Boyd, the charity’s Head of Fundraising went along to draw the raffle prizes. She personally thanked participants for their fundraising efforts and gave a talk about what the funds would be put towards.
Mark Hynes, Captain at Cumberwell Park Golf Club said: “The fundraising efforts involved huge and cheerful support from those buying raffle tickets, sponsoring holes for the weekend, donating prizes and cash, helping out on the halfway house and running competitions. They are all heroes.
“Over £8,000 was raised, which, given the restrictions on holding fundraising events due to COVID, was brilliant to see.”
Laura Cherry, Events and Community Coordinator said: “We are so grateful to Mark and all the club members who organised and contributed to this wonderful fundraising weekend.
“We know how much dedication and hard work went into the organisation of the event – on behalf of everyone at The Forever Friends Appeal, thank you so much.
“Their generous contribution for the new cancer centre will make a huge difference to the lives of so many people at the RUH.”