Charity Golf Day Proves Tee-tastic

17 July 15

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Heather Fanning

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Fundraising event was a hole-in-one success

On 1 July, golfers participated in a charity golf day raising vital funds for Fight for Sight, the main eye research charity, making the event a hole-in-one success.

The 21st Annual Golf Day event organised by Warwickshire fundraiser, Debbie White, 50, took place at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club and raised nearly £8,800. All of the 19 teams successfully completed the 18-hole golf course on one of the hottest days of the year.

Debbie knows first-hand the devastating effects of sight loss as she has retinitis pigmentosa. She has been living with Usher syndrome – a rare genetic disorder that causes hearing impairment and progressive vision loss for over 40 years. One of her many passions is playing golf and, as has her sight becomes progressively worse, she doesn’t get to play as often as she would like.

Debbie has been involved with Fight for Sight for the past decade and heads up the Fight for Sight Warwickshire Committee. She works for Hy-Kleen of Warwick Limited said: “A huge thank you to all the golfers that took part, all the helpers on the day and for everyone who has supported the event. The money raised is essential in helping the fight against sight loss and will help Fight for Sight get that step closer.”

Catherine Woodhead, Director of Fundraising for Fight for Sight said: “Congratulations to Debbie for organising yet another fantastic fundraising event. Not only, has it raised vital funds but it’s a key way of raising awareness of Fight for Sight and our mission, which is to create a future that everyone can see. Thank you to all the golfers that took part and we’re already counting down to the 2016 Golf Day.”