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.
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity in the UK and it gets full support from this years Lady Captain, Lynne Morris
The charity campaigns for change, to fund research into finding a cure and supporting people living with Dementia
*Dementia is the UKs biggest killer, as someone develops dementia every three minutes, and there is currently no cure *
Lynne Morris, Lady Captain, knows first hand about the difficulties and isolation this disease can affect newly diagnosed patients and their families. Lynne’s husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year, and together they are facing a road unknown. They know that the Alzheimer’s Society will be there for information and support every step of the way
“We (as a family) are still learning about this terrible disease, with everyday presenting a new challenge, or hurdle to overcome. There is no timeline to this disease, and that sometimes feels like the hardest challenge. Knowing their is an “unknown” ahead of us is daunting and unsettling. His diagnosed condition, is set to continually cause a decline in his mental ability, which, in time will become severe enough to interfere with his daily life. Getting the support and information at this early stage is helping us become more equipped and informed so we can face the biggest health and social care challenge of our lifetime *together*. This is my personal journey and it’s a hard story to share publicly. There are currently over 1 million people living with dementia in the UK and each one has a different story to tell. I hope that with the support from my friends and fellow members, we can continually raise money to ensure everyone has a voice. I hope we can support the individuals, who have fallen to this terrible disease and support their families and carers who continue to assist them daily. Thank you”
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a rare genetic condition that affects around 1 million people worldwide.
Every month about 10 babies are born in the UK with TSC. Some will be diagnosed very early in life while others may not be diagnosed until later childhood, adolescence or adulthood.
TSC is a genetic condition that can lead to growths in various organs of the body, but those most commonly affected are the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. The severity of TSC varies greatly. Some people are so mildly affected that they experience very few problems. Others may be more severely affected and this can become apparent in childhood or adulthood. Common problems from TSC can include epilepsy, autism, learning difficulties and kidney problems. However, the way that TSC impacts on a person’s life can vary considerably.
“My chosen charity for 2022 is the TSA, a little-known charity who provide invaluable support and information to those diagnosed with TSC and their families. Having first hand experience of tuberous sclerosis within our family, we are committed to raising funds to support the work of the TSA enabling them to continue to provide good quality, easily accessible information about TSC and living with the condition, to provide dedicated advisers and develop centres of excellence across the country, to support research into the causes and management of TSC and to provide education and information raising awareness of the condition.
The TSA and their advisers were super supportive of our family when we were faced with the worry and the challenges of a new diagnosis, putting us in touch with other families also dealing with the effects of TSC, providing specialist advisers who are available for us to discuss our concerns, provide answers to our many questions and give us the knowledge and confidence to seek out the best medical care. Like most people we had never heard of TSC and so by choosing the TSA as the Captain’s charity we hope to not only raise funds but also more awareness of this rare condition. We will be organising fund raising events throughout 2022 and would like to thank you in advance for your support”.