Friday 10 July 2009


The Kent Golf Day charity event at the Marriott Tudor Park Golf Club in Maidstone has raised more than £24,000 thousand pounds for the fund founded in memory of ex-England football captain Bobby Moore.

The two-day event, sponsored by Maidstone’s Volkswagen retailer Beadles, saw 160 people tee off to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

Among the prizes available to golfers who shot a hole-in-one were a brand new Volkswagen Golf, a set of new golf clubs, a holiday in Portugal and a weekend break at a Marriott hotel.

Beadles brand manager Keith Dowle and founder of the Kent Golf Day, Andrew Burcher, were delighted with the success of this event.

Andrew said: “Thanks to Beadles the inaugural event in 2008 was a phenomenal success.

“One year later we have been inundated with participants and had to extend the event to two days. We could not have done it without Keith and his team supporting us.”

Keith added: “Unfortunately no one managed to get a hole-in-one on the17th hole to drive away in a new car, but the day was a great success and enjoyed by everyone involved.

“It was a testament to the people of Maidstone that so many golfers wanted to take part and raise money for such a good cause. We are extremely happy to have supported the event and look forward to sponsoring similar fundraisers.”

The winning team was the Red Lions, made up of players from the Red Lion pub in Sevenoaks, with All Torque coming a close second.

The Bobby Moore Fund was set up by the late England hero’s widow Stephanie Moore MBE in conjunction with Cancer Research UK. It was established in 1993 to raise money for research into bowel cancer after Sir Bobby died of the disease earlier that year aged just 51.

The proceeds of the golf day will go towards funding pioneering work into the prevention and treatment of bowel cancer as well as raising public awareness of the causes and symptoms.

Mrs Moore said: “Bobby was never happier than when he was playing on a fine course in good company. A massive thank you to Beadles and everyone for supporting the Bobby Moore Fund and making our work possible.”

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