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Kidney Research UK’s first charity golf day proves to be champion event

Kidney Research UK’s first charity golf day proves to be champion event by Sarah Williams

20 June 2019

Woburn Abbey championship golf course has provided a stunning backdrop to Kidney Research UK’s first ever charity golf day.

With 68 players forming 17 teams, and the prestigious Marquess’ Course in tip top condition ahead of the Women’s British Open, the teams faced a challenging, tough, but ultimately fun day.

Golf day at Woburn Golf Course

Burnley FC boss, Sean Dyche, was instrumental in making the day a success, bringing along celebrities and sportsmen who helped make up the teams, along with some long-time supporters of the charity.

The day’s tournament was won by Team Dunelm, all keen golfers who were delighted with their win.

The day was rounded off with dinner, a talk from a kidney patient and a silent auction. With some fantastic and unique prizes on offer, including a Rolex generously donated by Watches of Switzerland, the auction saw lively and competitive bidding.

Over £45,000 was raised from the event, including some £25,000 from the auction alone. All proceeds from the day will be used to fund research and to find better treatments for people at risk of kidney disease.

Marc Stowell, director of fundraising at Kidney Research UK, said: “We were delighted so many people could join us for our first charity golf day, and to raise so much money from one event has made for a very successful inaugural event.

“Huge thanks to Woburn Golf Club and to everyone who made the day happen. There may not have been a hole in one this year, so there’s plenty of time to practice before our 2020 golf day!”

If you'd like to find out more about how you can be part of future charity events like this, do call us on 0300 303 1100 or email our team.

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