Silverstone golfers tee up for bumper charity day

Golfers at Silverstone Golf Club will give it their all when they tee off for a charity day on October 11.

More than 140 golfers are taking part in the event, organised by the club Captains at Silverstone.  

Captain Simon Gregory chose to support Bowel & Cancer Research in honour of one of their members, Paul Sedgwick, who lost his battle with the disease in 2018, aged 56.

Paul had been a member of the Silverstone club for years. His dad was also a member. He was a real gentleman and a lovely family man. He was supposed to be Club Captain this year.

said Simon.

When Simon took over the captaincy, club member Matt Bishop spoke to Paul’s widow Alison and Bowel & Cancer Research was chosen as charity of the year.

Simon hopes to raise more than £1,000 on October 11. There’ll be bacon butties on arrival and a two-course lunch.

Holes are sponsored for £100 each. Each player will donate £10 from their entry fee. There will also be a raffle and auction with cameras, TVs and football memorabilia as prizes.

Fellow-golfers from Belton Woods will pop along to host a Bowel & Cancer Research stand.  

Chief Executive of Bowel & Cancer Research Deborah Gilbert thanked Simon and his club members for their support. “We are very sorry to hear that Paul Sedgwick lost his battle with this terrible disease.

"Our aim is to ensure that no one should die of bowel cancer in future and we can only do that with the help of our fantastic fundraisers,” she said. 

For more info about the charity day contact Simon on 07584 071676.