Pontardawe Golf Club
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Another great fundraising day - Golau 2015 Charity Golf Day

Friday 26th of June 2015 17:19

Once again, Pontardawe Golf Club was very proud to host the Golau charity golf day on Friday 12th June 2015, 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.

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Seventeen teams of four entered, with plenty of hot coffee and bacon rolls on arrival to get them started. The golf was followed by a lovely meal in the restaurant. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day with teams posting some very really good scores.

Winning team - Ceri Davies, Kevin Davies , Mike Grinter & Jo Power with 95 points

Runners up - Alan Lewis, Adam Lewis, Steffan Harries & Dai Williams with 92points

Two people guessed the number of nett birdies – Carol Davies and Steffan Harries in a draw Steffan Harries won the PIMMs hamper and Carol Davies won a Bathroom toiletries hamper

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.

 Auction prizes:

1.Elvis Costello tickets - Mike Grinter £20

2.Premiership football played at Man U v Swansea signed by Swansea players - Peter Jones of Group 4 Engineering £120

3.Swansea shirt signed by celebrity football team - Mike Grinter£ 70

4.Bayern Munich shirt signed by Frank Ribery - Steffan Harries £180

5.Swansea signed shirt - Alan Lewis of AW Lewis Carpentry Limited £200, which was given to our own up and coming golfing super star Dylan Thomas (who happens to be a fanatical Swansea City supporter. Well done Alan !

6.Panasonic video camera - Rhodri Huxtable £40

7.Panasonic camera - Fran Rees £60

8.Welsh Rugby Dove Autumn Series signed shirt - £350 Peter and Daniel Butt

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

Without one special person it would have never been such a great day, Rhian Jones worked tirelessly setting up and organising the charity event with help from club members and on the day from her colleagues ensuring the day was once again a huge fundraising success.

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

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The figure raised on the day was over £3500 which will be used in the fight against cancer.

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To see all the photos taken on the day go to

http://www.facebook.com/pontardawegc