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Pontardawe Golf Club Host the "The Golau Cancer Foundation Charity Golf Day"

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 21:44
Golau Staff Barbar Davies and Sarah Algie


Pontardawe Golf Club was very proud to host the Golau charity golf day on Friday 20th June 2014, and what better way to support a charity that has touched us all at some time in our lives, than to hold a charity golf day and what an enormous success the day turned out to be.

The Golau Cancer Foundation, is the new name for fundraising for the South West Wales Cancer Centre and Golau's goal is to help raise vital funds to support the patients and staff of the South West Wales Cancer Centre

The South Wales Cancer Centre, is a part of the South Wales Cancer Network and is the second largest non-surgical Cancer centre in the country, situated in Singleton Hospital. This Cancer Centre cares for people living in Bridgend to Aberystwyth, and across all of West Wales, supporting a population of over 800,000 people. They give over 45,000 treatments to people every year. Helping tens of thousands of people and their families through the fight against Cancer

1 in 3 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lives,but now more of us will Survive! Cancer causes 1 in 4 deaths in Wales, leaving very few of us unaffected by Cancer. However, with advances in Cancer research, treatment and care, survival rates are continuing to increase, Now over half of people diagnosed with Cancer are now surviving for at least 5 years. This is thanks to more people committing to the fight against Cancer.

The Golau Cancer Foundation helps to raise those vital funds that make this possible, but there is still a way to go.


The weather was superb with 26 teams entering, coffee and bacon rolls before the start went down well, with a meal after the round of golf. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day with teams posting some very good scores.

Winning team - Peter B Jones, Mark Rees, Barrie Lewis, Steve Heneberry.

Runners up - Nigel Doyle, Kerry Jones, Kristian Jones, Adrian Lewis.

Nearest the pins were Men - Mark Rees, Martin Hillier, + A N Other

Ladies - Carol Davies, Lady captain Anwen Davies.

Longest Drive for the Men was Wil Hodnet

Nearest the line for the ladies Margaret Bater


The presentation was followed by a raffle for some outstanding prizes and an auction to raise additional monies, bidding was fast and furious for some very sort after sporting memorabilia and prizes that had been donated for the event by sponsors.


Framed signed Welsh Rugby squad 2012 dove series

Framed signed Swans shirt – recent celebrity day

Framed signed picture of Welsh Ruby squad 2014

Framed signed picture of Martin Williams

Boxed Magnum of Tattinger champagne

A Sky box

A Pansonic Lumix camera

After the auction there was some great entertainment from local duo the "Two Tones.

Thank you to the sponsors, Shorts bros, Viv Date carpets, Group 4 Engineering, AW Lewis carpentry, PB Jones plastering services and to Rob at the "House of Frames" for his donation of a singed photograph, but also for framing the two signed sports shirts free of charge, Rob also entered a team on the day. Thank's to Conrad Dyment-Jones, Nathan Burdett, Alan Lewis, Natalie Dyment-Jones and Judith Williams who sponsored nearest the pins and the longest drive.

A big thank you to Jamie Probert and his ground staff for presenting the course in immaculate condition and to the bar and catering staff for keeping everybody well fed and watered.

And once again a massive thank you, to you to the Members of Potardawe Pontardawe for turning out in force to support the event.

Present from Golau on the day were,
Rhian Jones- Macmillan lead cancer nurse South West Wales cancer centre, Les Hammond - manager South West Wales cancer centre , Barbara Davies - cancer centre office manager, Sarah Algie - cancer centre office manager support and starter for the day Harry Bater.

The final figure raised on the day was a massive £3815 which will be used in the fight against cancer.


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