Cambridge golf day raises more than £2000 for charity

October 6, 2023

A charity golf day at Cambridge Country Club, Bourn organised by the Intermediary Team at The Cambridge Building Society has raised more than £2,305 for its Charity of the Year, Jimmy’s Cambridge, and Prostate Cancer UK.


11 teams and 42 individuals from suppliers, sponsors, brokers from across Cambridgeshire took part in the 18-hole golf tournament for charity.

The competition was followed by a presentation lunch in the clubhouse that also featured prize giveaways.

Community Engagement Officer at Jimmy’s Cambridge, Barry Griffiths, said: “We are enormously thankful to The Cambridge for supporting us in the work we do to aid rough sleeping in Cambridge.

“Fundraising events like this are vital to our ability to be help people in need. As we move into the colder months, demand for our services increases and we want to be in the best position we can to help the most vulnerable people in our local community.

“It’s lovely to see businesses come together to make a difference to those in need at events like this.”

Business Development Manager at The Cambridge, Duncan Turner lost his dad to Prostate Cancer last year: “Dad was 67 and had been fit and healthy all his life but six months from getting the diagnosis he lost his battle.

“Prostate Cancer is a silent killer, dad’s consultant said he’d probably had the cancer for about 15 years – without any symptoms. Just three years earlier he’d cycled 100 miles in a day to raise funds for people living with Parkinson’s.

“Thanks to everyone that took part, we’ve helped to raise awareness and much needed money for two very worthy causes.”

Intermediary Manager at The Cambridge, Kathy Bowes also lost her dad to Prostate Cancer. She said: “My Dad was just 56 years old when he died, more than 30 years ago now. He fell ill in the May and died on 22 August that same year.

“He had the initial symptoms, back pain and then the inability to pass water. When diagnosed, the cancer had spread throughout his body, and little could be done. Like most men he didn’t feel the need to go and get checked until it was too late.

“The great news is that with early diagnosis prostate cancer can be cured or managed.”

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