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Farrington golfers score more than a “bogey” and smash fundraising target

Fundraising efforts by keen golfers at Farrington Park have smashed their £10,000 target to recognition as a Forever Friends Appeal community partner.

The club has raised £17,000 towards the building of a pioneering new Cancer Centre at the RUH.

The appeal was chosen by the 2014 club captain, Kevin Brimble, who had built close links with the Oncology Department, having been a patient there for 12 months following a diagnosis of Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012.

After ongoing chemotherapy and follow-up treatments , Mr Brimble is now in complete remission, and wanted to support the RUH Cancer Care Campaign as a thank you for the help he received at the RUH.

He said: “I received great support from all of the staff at the RUH during my treatment, but sadly the facilities and buildings at the cancer unit are in desperate need of update.

“When I was elected as Captain at Farrington Park Golf Club, it was an easy decision to focus my fundraising efforts in support of the RUH Forever Friends Appeal.”

The initiative was supported by ladies captain,Didi Ager, and senior’s captain, Jim Farmer, and the club members.

Members organised a series of fundraising activities including regular competitions for members, a Captain’s Charity Day, quiz nights, a golf marathon and a number of members who ran the Bath and Bristol half marathons.

Community Fundraiser for The Forever Friends Appeal, Lydia McGivern, said: “We are so grateful to everyone at Farrington Park for their incredible support.

Their commitment, enthusiasm and generosity has allowed them to make an amazing contribution to the RUH Cancer Care Campaign, which will help to transform cancer care for thousands of local patients.”

 

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