Annual Warwickshire Golf Day
Warwickshire Committee held their 23rd annual charity golf day
On one of the most glorious days of the summer so far, 80 keen golfers in the Warwickshire area took part in the 23rd annual charity golf day for the eye research charity, Fight for Sight. Sponsored by Specsavers, the golf day took place in July and raised over £11,000.
The 18 hole competition, followed by a three course dinner was held at the Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club and organised by Debbie White, Chair of the Fight for Sight Warwickshire Committee. The event raised funds for Fight for Sight with 50 per cent of proceeds going to ‘Team Tilda’ supporting research into local 8 year old Matilda Henley’s particular eye condition.
At just 18 months old Matilda, who lives in Kenilworth, was diagnosed with corneal dystrophy; a condition that causes micro cysts to form and burst on the outer layer of her eye. The condition strikes if her eyes become dry and leaves her in severe pain forcing her to keep her eyes closed days at a time.
Debbie, along with her Committee, has been fundraising for Fight for Sight for over 22 years.
She said: “We are grateful to our core supporters and it’s always great to welcome new ones. It would not be possible to raise these funds without their continued support”.
Both Debbie and her brother, Ady, have Usher Syndrome which includes an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa; this most often leads to tunnel vision and night blindness.
She said: “The research projects Fight for Sight fund are so important to understand conditions like mine and Matilda’s. We will only find better treatments and solutions for sight loss through research, hence my passion for fundraising for such an amazing charity.”
If you are interested in joining the Warwickshire committee to run other events, please contact Debbie on 07866 510959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.