Over €7,000 from Captain’s Charity Day for two charities

Roy Taylor, and his son Terence, receive a cheque for €3,635 from the Captain of Dundalk Golf Club, Trevor Giff, which was raised from the recent Captain’s Charity Day.

THE members of Dundalk Golf Club recently raised over €7,000 through Captain Trevor Giff’s Charity Day for Research Motor Neurone and Irish Association of Lourdes Volunteers.

The €7,270 that was raised on the day was equally divided between the two charities and Captain Trevor Giff presented cheques for €3,635 to representatives of both organisations.

“There was a fantastic response to the Charity Day from members and those who sponsored prizes and I am very grateful to them as we raised much needed funds for these two organisations who do brilliant work.”

Singer Roy Taylor, who is suffering from Motor Neuron Disease, received the cheque on behalf for Research Motor Neurone and said: “A special thank you to Captain Trevor Giff and all the members and supporters of Dundalk Golf Club for their incredible donation of €3,635 from the Captain’s Charity event. We are so overwhelmed by the support of this fantastic club. The funds raised will go directly to Research Motor Neurone, a world-leading Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research team based in Trinity College Dublin under the leadership of Professor Orla Hardiman. This amazing donation will go directly towards getting another MND sufferer onto upcoming ground-breaking clinical trials here in Ireland. Thanks to your support, you have given an MND sufferer something that is priceless: Hope. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you all so much. Watch Your Back MND!”

Siobhan Rothwell and Beverley Carolan, who received the cheque on behalf of the The Irish Association of Lourdes Volunteers (IALV) said: “We want to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Captain Trevor Giff, members and friends of Dundalk Golf Club who invited us to benefit from the funds raised at the recent Captain’s Charity Event. The €3,635 raised for the IALV which will be used to pay for a number of assisted pilgrims to travel to Lourdes, hopefully in 2022.  As with all charities, fundraising has been difficult over the last 18 months. However, this incredible donation means we can continue to work towards our goal, to ensure our assisted pilgrims can travel to Lourdes without the burden of cost.  On behalf of those assisted pilgrims and all the members of the IALV, thank you for this gift.”

The overall winners of the Captain’s Charity Day were Michael Keating’s Team with Noel McGuinness’s team second and Maureen Sheridan’s team third. The best All Ladies team was Mags Coburn’s.

Siobhan Rothwell and Beverley Carolan, from the Irish Association of Lourdes Volunteers, receive a cheque for €3,635 from the Captain of Dundalk Golf Club, Trevor Giff, which was raised from the recent Captain’s Charity Day.