Friday 10th July marked the private launch of Race Against Blood Cancer with the inaugural event a huge success.
96 golfers revelled in the Shropshire sunshine, as they took to the course to enjoy a round of 18 holes against the backdrop of the stunning countryside, with a healthy dose of rivalry and competition evident throughout the day.
Those who stayed on for the evening were not disappointed, as they were joined by close friends and family of those involved with the charity to take the numbers up to 260 on the night. Guests were treated to a 3 course meal and amongst the laughter and positive vibes, was a heartfelt speech from one of the cofounders who talked through the birth of the charity, resulting in one or two tears being shed.
Not to lose sight of the reason they were all there, an in-depth presentation was delivered by TalkSPORT’s Geoff Peters who kindly took a break from his summer holiday, to eloquently deliver a number of key points that truly inspired all those in attendance to take action.
The feedback on the night and since has been incredible with the team overwhelmed with offers of support. Crucially, 84 new donors were registered on the evening to add to the 108 that were signed up at the OMD donor registration drive early that week and many more people having registered via the website since. Additionally, over £12k was raised that will have a big impact on the team’s ability to further raise awareness and sign up new life-saving donors.
A massive thanks to all those that attended the event, along with those who supported from far.
Take a look at the photos from the golf event via our Race Against Blood Cancer Facebook album.