Nuneaton Golf Club prides itself on supporting charities.
Each year the incoming Captains nominate their chosen charity(ies). Over the years a number of very worthy local and national charities have been helped with thousands of pounds worth of donations.
Pancreatic Cancer UK is a registered charity providing expert support to those diagnosed with the condition. Their vision is to transform the future of everyone who has the disease with the overall aim of ensuring that everyone suffering from pancreatic cancer survives to live long and well. Through essential support they are able to fund world-leading research, their nurses can be here for those affected and they can campaign for change. Together, they can transform the future for everyone affected by pancreatic cancer.
Martyn Hancox (Club Captain) commented that 'supporting this Charity is particularly close to my heart. As many of you will know, one of the all-time great NGC members, Dave Miller, suffered from this dreadful disease and was taken away from us in a matter of weeks only a few of years ago. Much needed funds are required to help research into this particular form of cancer and it would be a fitting tribute for Dave from NGC in 2021 to raise as much as we can for this very worthy cause. Wherever possible, please do give generously during the upcoming season so we can raise as much money as possible in memory of Dave and the many people who have fallen to this terrible disease’.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.
When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere. Admiral Nurses are continually trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK. Families that have their support have someone truly expert and caring by their side. They are a lifeline helping families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
In support of Dementia UK, alongside other fundraising activities, Lady Captain Val Bottrill will be completing a virtual reality bike ride/walk from Lands End to John O Groats covering 874 miles. Val had this to say about her chosen charity 'Dementia is very poignant to me as both my Mum and my Father-in-law had this terrible condition. Currently 1-14 people over the age of 65 have dementia. There are many different types of dementia and it is heartbreaking to see people suffering from this condition. I will be setting up a 'Just Giving Page' and would be very grateful if you would like to contribute to this wonderful cause'.