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Maesteg Charity Golf Day for Prostate Cymru

Prostate Cymru would like to say a huge thank you to Maesteg Golf Club for their recent Charity Golf Day.

Despite the weather conditions the event saw over 40 teams take part in the 18-hole stableford competition.

This was the seventh year that Maesteg Golf Club have hosted the golf day and this fantastic event has raised over 25 thousand pounds for Prostate Cymru over the years.

One of the organisers of the event, Kevin Grant, spoke about how he encountered the charity and why this golf day was so important to Maesteg Golf Club.

He said, “In January 2013 I was diagnosed out of the blue with Prostate Cancer, whilst undergoing my treatment I began thinking of how people could become more aware of a disease that is a killer if not detected early.”

“My research led me to Prostate Cymru, a Welsh Charity founded to that very thing. I contacted the charity and very shortly was recruited onto a team of volunteers who gave awareness presentations to different groups all over Wales.”

He continued, “My good friend Chris Thomas was at the time vice-captain of Maesteg Golf Club. One evening we came up with the idea of a golf day to raise funds for the charity. Our first golf day was a success with around twenty-one teams taking part.”

“This day has subsequently been fully embraced by all the Club Captains and the clubs committee. It has become a favourite day in the calendar.”

“In 2021 was the seventh day and consisted of forty-seven teams of four taking part.  We have continued support from local businesses and clubs who either enter teams or support the event financially. Over the years the event has raised in excess of twenty-five thousand pounds for the charity. It continues to go from strength to strength and already enquires are coming in for the 2022 day.”

Chris Thomas, vice-captain of Maesteg Golf Club and one of the organisers of the event, also recently raised over two thousand pounds for Prostate Cymru by growing out his hair for the duration of 2020 and then braving the shave in 2021. 

The charity sector has been hit hard by recent events and as a result we have lost a significant amount of fundraising this past year due to lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures.

We are so grateful to all those who decide to fundraise for us as restrictions are easing, and it’s fantastic to see events like the Golf Day happening after the 2020 postponement.

The funds raised by events like these help us fulfil our core aims of raising awareness, supporting treatments, and improving equipment for prostate disease.

If you would like to create your own fundraiser, click here, to be taken to our Organise An Event form.

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