Friday 13 August 2010


The third annual Kent Golf Day charity event has raised more than £20,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

This year’s event was held at the Redlibbets Golf Club in Ash, and was once again sponsored by Maidstone’s Volkswagen retailer Beadles.

During the day 92 people took part in the golf to raise money for the fund founded in memory of ex-England football captain Bobby Moore.

Among the prizes available to golfers who shot a hole-in-one were a brand new Volkswagen Polo, golfing breaks in Spain and the Belfry, and a set of Callaway Diablo Edge Irons.

The event has now raised £75,000 since its inception in 2008 and is hoping to break the £100,000 barrier next year.

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 the support of Beadles and all the golfers who take part in this event, it continues to raise vital funds of the work carried out by the Bobby Moore Fund.

“We’re looking forward to 2011 already and hope to maintain the success. We could not have done it without Keith and his team supporting us.

“The winning team was from Knight Asphalte, another company that has been supportive of the event.”

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 Kent 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 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 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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