This week, Cure Leukaemia received a cheque for £7,800 raised at the annual Stephen Hayden Golf Day which was held on Friday 17th May.
This was the 7th year of the Golf Day, which is run by the Hayden family in memory of Stephen Hayden. Stephen died of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in August 2006 and since then the seven golf events have raised tens of thousands in aid of Cure Leukaemia.
Although it was a wet and windy week, the day was blessed with a window of dry weather where 18 teams took to the course at the wonderful Wharton Park Golf Club, Bewdley. The event was sponsored by BMW Rybrook, Worcester and included a round at the 18-hole course plus a hole in one competition where you had the chance of winning a BMW 1 Series, kindly donated by BMW Rybrook. Although there were a couple of close attempts, no one managed a hole in one in order to win the prize!
Following the day’s event, many people attended an evening dinner afterwards which included a charity golf and football memorabilia raffle. Special thanks go to West Bromwich Albion’s James Morrison who donated a signed Scotland v Brazil shirt for the auction which went for a fantastic £575. Other auction prizes that attracted a lot of interest were 2 Northern Ireland International Shirts which had also been kindly donated by West Bromwich Albion duo, Chris Brunt and Gareth McAuley.
Stephen’s father Roy, who organises the event said, “The weather was kind as we enjoyed yet another successful Golf Day to raise much needed funds for the charity Cure Leukaemia. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors at BMW Rybrook and all those who took part as well as those who donated prizes for both the raffle and auction which helped us achieve a fundraising total of £7,800.”
Everyone at Cure Leukaemia would like to thank the Hayden’s and everyone who attended the event for raising such a fantastic amount of money.