The Stephen Carey Fund Golf Day 2014

The Stephen Carey Fund Golf Day 2014

The second annual Golf Day took place at Alnwick Castle Golf Club this weekend in order to once again raise monies for The Stephen Carey Fund.

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2013 the club held discussions with representatives from The Stephen Carey Fund and asked if we would be able to help them acquire a defibrillator for their clubhouse.  The committee held a brief discussion on the matter and quickly decided that whilst our primary goal is to drive forward the installation of Public Access Defibrillators the installation of privately held units within locations such as this held many merits which we simply could not ignore.

With the organisers increasing their efforts for the 2014 event a healthy turnout of participants, sponsorship from local businesses and great weather yet again set the scene for a fantastic event.

Approximately 70 individuals took part and the clubhouse was packed both prior to tee off with everyone enjoying some lively banter and definitely getting “into the swing” of the day.

Four hours later and the clubhouse was yet again buzzing with the tales of that long drive, the slice, the putt that nearly was.  The presentations and awards were announced and the organisers revealed that circa £2,500 had been raised on the day for The Stephen Carey Fund.

Dougie McEwan, Vice-Chairman for The Stephen Carey Fund, made a brief speech within which he thanked all of the participants and organisers of the event for a truly incredible day, stressing that the monies raised from the event will be put to use very soon and will undoubtedly go on to save lives in the future.

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Golfers Swing Into Action For Charity

The Stephen Carey Fund Golf Day
Golfers gather at Alnwick Castle Golf Club prior to tee off

Local golfers gathered at Alnwick Castle Golf Club on Saturday 10th August to take part in a ‘Texas Scramble’ charity match in aid of The Stephen Carey Fund.

Organised by Shilbottle man Geordie Brown a total of 47 entrants each made donations to the fund in order to play in the tournament with additional monies also being raised by hole sponsorships.

Almost perfect weather saw the various teams tee off shortly after 2:00pm and several hours later with all the teams safely back at the club house the winning team was announced:

Winners: S Toole, D Sordy, T Fairfax and M Hodgson

Total monies raised for The Stephen Carey Fund from the event is £1,049.75 and Dougie McEwan, on behalf of the fund, said ‘this event has exceeded our expectations, we simply didn’t expect this many entrants and completely underestimated the enthusiasm to play in the tournament.  We can’t thank enough the organisers, entrants and Alnwick Castle Golf Club for making this event was it was’.