This year we were fortunate to be supported by Mr John Gwatkin – a former colleague of mine from some 15 years ago back in the days of UBC. (You may recall a sponsor of Hull City before the heady days of the Premier League)
Following a chance meeting one lunch in an Asda car park we were chatting about work, life and something we share – the wonderful but frustrating passion for golf. Unknown to me was the fact that we also share an understanding and life with Duchenne.!
John’s family have also lived with Duchenne, his nephew Craig suffering this cruel condition. While relaying stories of experiences John had shared with Craig such as visits to Hull FC I could see and hear the emotion that Duchenne generates and that he understood exactly what we are living with and the future that is mapped out for Joel.
With this in mind John kindly arranged that his annual works golf event would be an event to raise awareness of Duchenne and funds to help support Joel through the changes that lie ahead.
So Sunday 25th June at Sutton Park was the venue for the TEPS Golf Day – supporting Joy 4 Joel. I was invited and delighted to play in a four-ball, but team Shanks and Big Hooks did not trouble the scorers. It was lovely to enjoy the golf course for a few hours and participate in a wonderful event – it may have helped that I played well and won a first ever golf trophy. (2nd place! – Rory can rest easy…). Joel even got to choose his favourite Pork Pie from the buffet so he was super happy…
All attending enjoyed a great day of golf and presentations, prizes and food in the 19th thanks to John. Top work Mr G!
A total of £2500 was raised on the day including Sponsorship fund matching by The Matthew Good Foundation of £1000 and Event Sponsorship by Prestige Recruitment
I was also honoured that John could attend our Joy4Joel event too. Here is to hoping we can enjoy more Golf Days together…