Ramsdale Park Golf Centre has raised a staggering £20,000 in aid of Maggie’s cancer care, based in the City Hospital.
The golf centre, located in the Calverton area of Nottingham accrued this staggering figure over various fundraising events throughout the year.
A presentation evening was held on Saturday, November 12 which a cheque for £19,275 was handed over to representatives from Maggie’s Cancer Care.
Theresa Plimmer, General Manager of Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, said: “Cancer has hit nearly every single one of our members and team in one way or another, our Club Captain always gets to choose the charity.
“This year, Phil Abbott became our Captain and decided to continue with Maggie’s as we had the year previous, Phil sadly lost his wife a few years ago and Maggie’s helped him so this year it was particularly special.”
Maggie’s Cancer Care has various centres throughout the country and offers free and professional support for anything from treatment side effects to money worries.
After the success of their fundraisers this year, in 2023 the golf club will take on two charities, while continuing to support Maggie’s they are also going to be raising funds for the homeless in Nottingham.
They are partnering with Nottingham based Emmanuel House who strive to provide diverse and accessible services for homeless and vulnerable adults.
On Sunday 22nd January, Theresa Plimmer and many other members of the club are sleeping out on the Ramsdale Patio to raise funds for Emmanuel house.
Theresa added: “So far, the fundraiser has only been live for four days and we have £760, new statistics show that there will be 48% more people on the streets this winter and I want to raise awareness about homelessness.”
John Oldknow who took part in many of the fundraisers said: “The fundraisers are a great way to raise money for such amazing local causes, Maggie’s is a charity close to all of my family, so it was incredible to raise an amount like this.”
Theresa sadly lost her dad to Cancer in 2014 and approached Maggie’s for help, who she said were “outstanding.”
Elizabeth Sudbury, centre fundraising manager at Maggie’s Nottingham said: “Thank you to everyone at Ramsdale Golf Club for raising this incredible amount of money which will help us be there for even more people with cancer and their families.
“One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime, so the need for cancer support has never been greater.”
Elizabeth Sudbury, fundraising manager at Maggie’s Nottingham
“One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime, so the need for cancer support has never been greater, Maggie’s doesn’t receive any government or NHS funding so donations like this from our local community mean the world to us.”
The most significant portion of the funds raised for Maggie’s was during the annual Captain’s Charity Day, which was held on Saturday 6th August.
Most of the money raised was from the sponsorship of holes, competition entries, a raffle, and an evening auction where 180 members and guests teed it up in a team style competition.
Ramsdale Park golf centre has been raising money for various charities since the 1990’s and has raised an amazing £250,000 since they started to support local causes in 2004.
For more information and how to donate to Maggie’s cancer care centre, visit: https://www.maggies.org/get-involved/donate-maggies/