They are Alzheimer's Research UK and Teenage Cancer Trust. Details are shown below. Our main event this year will be Charity Day on 29th July, and we look forward to being able to raise a good level of support for these two deserving causes. Click here for a copy of the entry form.
Ian & Chris (Captain & Lady Captain)
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ We’re the only charity dedicated to making this happen. Click here to see their website.
Over 24 years we’ve learnt a lot about what it’s like to be a young person with cancer and the unique emotional, physical and practical needs that come with a diagnosis.
We have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who are inspired daily by the amazing young people who are treated on our units and via our outreach services. Young people help us decide the best way to offer cancer services and are at the heart of everything we do.
Alzheimer’s often develops slowly over several years. It is not always obvious to begin with and symptoms can be subtle and overlap with other illnesses such as depression. Click here to see their website.
In the early stages, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish Alzheimer’s from mild forgetfulness which can be seen in normal ageing.
Everyone with Alzheimer’s will experience symptoms in their own way, but certain changes are characteristic of the disease.
Typical early symptoms of Alzheimer’s may include:
As Alzheimer’s progresses:
Bruce Mew writes:
"I am delighted that with considerable support from the Charity Committee, the Office staff, generous sponsors, members and guests, we raised £13,625.37 for Cancer Research UK. I am most grateful to the Charity Committee and particularly the Chair Tim Dyke, for all the amount of time and effort they undertook during my year of Captaincy to raise this amount.
I hope that this contribution to Cancer Research UK goes towards further research into this disease that touches so many of our lives".
Lady Captain of 2017, Kelly Verity presents her cheque to East Anglia Children's Hospice
Kelly Verity writes:
"Polly West from East Anglia's Children's Hospices was delighted to receive our cheque for £12082.11 which was raised from activities during the year. Our donation will help EACH to support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia. I would like to thank everyone who took part in these events and the Charity Committee for all their hard work".
Each year, the Gogs hosts the Lagonda Trophy for leading amateurs on the Old Course.
Our Clubhouse provides a warm and friendly atmosphere for everybody.
The Old Course, opened in 1901, has all the character you would expect from a course with so much history.
The Wandlebury Course is well established and has already hosted Regional Qualifying for The Open.