Mrs Down's Boys Golf Day
On the 17 th May 2019, the third MRS DOWN'S BOYS Golf Day took place at Cumberwell Golf Course in Bradford on Avon, with all proceeds being shared equally between the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group and Dorothy House, in memory of Gill Down. The annual Golf Day is organised by Sarah & Neil Davies in memory of Gill, their close friend of over 20 years, who lost her 3 year battle with Cancer in December 2016, leaving behind husband Kevin and 9 year daughter Hannah. Gill was treated at the Cancer Unit within the RUH, and became an avid supporter of the BCUSG charity throughout her illness, encouraging friends and family to join her at various fundraising events, whilst also raising awareness of the Charity and the amazing work it does.
The 2019 Golf Day was very well supported, and with 20 teams taking part, it has been the most successful year to date. The day started with Bacon Sandwiches for all participants, before they moved to Cumberwell's tranquil greens for the competition. After the obligatory stop off at the 19th hole, all 79 Golfers retired to the magnificant Hayswood Room, to join their non-golfing partners and friends and enjoy a delicious 2 course dinner. It was a very jovial night with lots of laughter, and the Presentation of the day’s results - Overall Winner, Winning Team, Nearest the Pin, Nearest the Pin in 2, Nearest the Line, Longest Drive, Bandit and Worst Individual - all winners graciously accepting their Trophies!
The evening concluded with a very lively auction compared by Sam Gooding, of Gooding Accounts in Westbury. Auction items included a signed Anthony Joshua boxing glove, a family day pass for Center Parcs, Race days and passes to other local golf courses, followed by a raffle of many other smaller items. All auction and raffle prizes were kindly donated by local businesses and friends, and the organisers would like to make special thanks to ADS Water Services Ltd, Tesco Trowbridge, Stephensons, ICS Exhibitions Ltd, Trowbridge Garden Centre, Center Parcs, Castle Coombe Race Track, Nobby Knight and Lindt Chocolate. Also to Ian Grant and Racheal Trevett for their support during the organisation of the event and to everyone who donated items or attended the event.
At the point of publication, the total raised is approximately £3,300 and this estimate is set to bring the total raised by the Mrs Down's Boys Golf day event (since 2017) to nearly £9,000!
The 2020 Mrs Down's Boys Golf Day has already been booked - so if wish to join Sarah & Neil at Cumberwell Park next year, please keep Friday 15th May free! For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.