Supporter Debbie White invites sign-ups to the annual Warwickshire Golf Day

17 May 19

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Taking place on Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Debbie White, chair of the Warwickshire Fight for Sight committee, will on 3rd July host the committee’s 25th annual charity golf day to raise money for the charity, and invites keen golfers from Warwickshire (and beyond!) to sign up.

The 18-hole fundraiser will be held at the Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club and costs £70 for individual entry or £280 for a team.

About Debbie

For 40 years, Debbie White has been living with Usher Syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that results in both hearing loss and visual impairment. As a result of having the condition, Debbie has Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) which affects the retina and causes reduction in vision. She also has cataracts forming and astigmatism of the eye.

Debbie realises that sadly there may not be a breakthrough in her lifetime to reverse her sight loss, but she has nonetheless fundraised tirelessly for Fight for Sight over the last 25 years to help save the sight of others.

Debbie White

Debbie and the annual Warwickshire Golf Day

Debbie has been involved in the event for more than two decades. The event has raised £295,000 for the charity over the last 25 years and this year, to mark the 25th anniversary of the event, organisers hope to raise £25,000 for the charity.

Debbie describes her most memorable moment from the event in 2014, when her all-female team won the tournament. The golf day, which us usually attended by 100–120 people brings together ophthalmology practitioners from various locations, with some having previously traveled from as far as Inverness and Plymouth to take part.

Debbie says: “The golf day is a really good opportunity to have a fun day out, network, while raising money for a fantastic cause. By raising money for Fight for Sight, we hope to be able to fund research that could find the next breakthrough in treating and preventing sight loss.”

The ticket cost includes a bacon roll breakfast before tee-off and a three-course dinner after the game. For more information and to book a place, email Ms White or visit the event’s JustGiving page

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