The Urban Edge Foundation Celebrity Golf Day 2019 raised a wonderful £11,231 for cancer charity Prostate Cancer UK.
Stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment turned out on 14th May to support the annual event at the stunning Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth, raising money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.
Explains Russell Gay, Director at Urban Edge: “One day I bumped into an old friend I hadn’t seen for a while and whilst we were chatting, I found out he was recovering from prostate cancer. Steve’s story was such a wake-up call that I decided that Prostate Cancer UK would be our next Golf Day beneficiary.”
Celebrity participants included Simon Spooner, MasterChef, with the world of football kicking of with Ossie Ardiles, Lee Bradbury, John Lacey, Steve Lomas, Graham Rix, Graham Roberts, Steve Sedgely, Ricky Villa, and Paul Walsh. Rugby union was represented by Saracens’ Kristian Chesney, Martin Gregory and Adrian Olver, whilst cricket fielded Phillip DeFreitas and Dean Headley.
After a bacon roll breakfast, 16 teams, each with a celebrity player, teed off to play the gorgeous 18-hole course. Halfway drinks were sponsored by Greenhatch and prizes were given for longest drive and closest to the pin on all par 3s, with the overall winners being the team from Farrow Walsh. The day was rounded off with a delicious dinner and silent and live auctions, which raised even more funds for the charity.
Continues Russell: “Our thanks go to all of our sponsors and participants who so kindly gave their time and support for the event. Especially Ady from Ace Golf Challenge who raised £500 doing trick shots on the 4th hole. We’ll be raising more money for Prostate Cancer UK, with one of our graphic designers, Stuart Hill, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats later this year.”
This is the third Urban Edge Foundation Celebrity Golf Day, with previous events raising thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s UK and local charity #teamgeorge, which funded a new carbon fibre wheelchair for George Robinson who suffered a life changing tetraplegic spinal injury in July 2015 playing rugby for his school.
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. In addition to raising awareness and providing support for men and their families facing the cancer, the charity invests millions of pounds in research to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
For more information including how to donate, please visit the Prostate Cancer UK website or alternatively click the donate button below.