On the 30th June club member Colin Harrison will take part in a 100 hole challenge to raise money for Aoife’s Bubbles Charity. If you would like to sponsor Colin then click on the link HERE. Aoife, Colin’s niece, tragically passed away in 2019 and Colin is about to undertake a monumental challenge to raise money in Aoife’s memory. We golfers understand how tiring a 36 hole day can seem, but 100 holes, well that’s really tough!! Here’s the full story….
On Sunday 30th June 2019 Aoife Flanagan was admitted to Southend hospital and passed away extremely suddenly in the early hours of July 7th 2019 at Great Ormond Street Hospital. We honestly never thought for a minute Aoife would not be coming home when we routinely took Aoife to an out of hours appointment following a fatal misdiagnosis of common childhood constipation. Aoife in fact had cancer. Aoife had seen countless Doctors and A&E staff in the weeks leading up to her formal diagnosis on 2nd July 2019 at GOSH. It is Aoife’s legacy to stop this from happening again, no child – should have a stage 4 cancer diagnosis for just 5 days after seeing countless healthcare professionals. Aoife’s Bubbles is the UK’s only Childhood cancer charity dedicated to raising Germ Cell Education and awareness in children. As well as funding research into solid tumors and also, to provide acts of joy and respite to families affected by childhood cancer. On Tuesday 30th June 2020 a team of 4 golfers will be honoring Aoife by attempting 100 holes of golf. The dream team is made up of: Patrick Flanagan – Aoife’s Grandad Colin Harrison – Aoife’s Uncle Chris Blosse – Manager of the LookOut Cafe Biggin Hill and family friend Tom Parrish – General Manager of The Drift Golf Club and family friend. All funds raised will be going directly to Aoife’s Bubbles Charity – www.aoifesbubbles.co.uk to continue the fight against children’s cancer. The venue:- The Drift Golf Club, The Drift East Horsley Surrey KT24 5HD Many thanks to The Drift for their generosity in providing the day totally free of charge. Please also note: all social distancing rules will be adhered to.