Cancer survivor organises fundraising golf day in Chippenham
A cancer surviving golf enthusiast is thanking the Royal United Hospital for 11 years of care by organising a charity golf tournament in Chippenham.
John Price, 67, of Malmesbury, has been receiving treatment in Bath since he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2002.
He was later given a stem cell transplant after developing another blood cancer, multiple myeloma, three years ago.
Teams of four will be teeing off to start the Four Ball Texas Scramble at Chippenham Golf Club on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, at 9am, with funds raised going towards a pioneering new cancer centre at the RUH.
Mr Price, who is in remission, said: “After the transplant I wanted to give something back to the hospital that had given me and my family so much care, support and guidance and working with The Forever Friends Team over the last 18 months has provided the ideal vehicle for me to do this.
“I’ve enjoyed both watching and playing golf for the last 25 years, so a charity golf day with my local club seemed like the perfect way of supporting the appeal.”
Zoe Tainton, community fundraiser for The Forever Friends Appeal, said: “I love getting to know supporters like John who are just so passionate about our fundraising cause, and are determined to make a positive difference to helping others. His determination is truly admirable.
“The forthcoming golf day sounds like a thoroughly enjoyable day for golf enthusiasts, and I would like to thank him as well as Leighton Walker, general manager for the Golf Club, and all the wonderful sponsors; the day would not be going ahead without you all.”
The closing date for entries is tomorrow. Entry and a buffet lunch costs £12.50 per player for Chippenham Golf Club members and £27.50 for non-members. To enter, email John Price at firstname.lastname@example.org