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Golf Day raises £4,200 for Prostate Cymru

St David’s Penknife Club recently hosted a presentation evening at St David’s RFC where they donated an incredible amount to charity, including £4,200 to Prostate Cymru.

Ian Walsh, Prostate Cymru Ambassador and former Wales international footballer, organised a charity golf day and dinner in aid of Prostate Cymru and The Penknife Club, who both helped out on the day.

Overall, 13 teams of 4 entered the Texas Scramble tournament and were able to enjoy perfect weather conditions, before a special dinner and auction at the Crug Glas Country House Hotel. 

There was no shortage of household names out on the course either including former professional footballers in Simon Davies, Matthew Etherington, John Hardy and David Giles, as well as the likes of ex-Welsh rugby internationals Paul Thorburn and Mark Ring. 

“We had an unbelievable turn out with fantastic weather,” said Prostate Cymru Ambassador Ian Walsh. 

Ian himself grew up in St David’s and played for Solva before a career that saw him play 18 times for Wales and make more than 100 appearances for Crystal Palace.

He continued, “Prostate Cymru is such a vital charity and we wanted the Penknife Club to benefit as well. They do a lot of charity work in the area I grew up and I’m so grateful to everyone who came this far west to be a part of things.” 

The entertainment in the evening was conducted by popular Scrum V presenter Phil Steele, and the prestigious items at the auction ensured a huge amount was raised for two good causes. 

When talking about the event Owen Pugsley, Events and Marketing Manager at Prostate Cymru, said, “St David’s is such a great location. A lot of awesome work goes on in Pembrokeshire to raise awareness and it’s so relevant on a day like today, where you have a big age range of people playing golf.” 

Owen said, “It’s not always about the funds raised but raising awareness as well.” 

On behalf of Prostate Cymru Pembrokeshire Friends, Judith Griffiths, John Williams and Les James accepted a cheque for £4,200 from Ian Walsh.

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