Golf day in memory of Chris Curtis and Sarah Copeland raises £4,432

Golfers help raise over �4,000 for charity.
Golfers help raise over �4,000 for charity.

OVER £4,000 was raised for the Willow Foundation last Friday (May 20) when golfers from across the county got together for a charity day at South Kyme Golf Course.

Teresa Curtis, from Grantham, organised the day along with her dad Dave Curtis and her uncle Alan Wells in memory of her brother Chris Curtis and friend Sarah Copeland.

The £4,432 collected at the golf day brings the total amount raised by the family for the Willow Foundation to £47,234 in just five years.

Teresa said: “I didn’t expect that we would get to that amount but the more money you raise the larger the goals you set.

“The golf day was brilliant. It was really nice weather.”

Every year the family raise thousands of pounds in memory of Chris and Sarah who both died six years ago from skin cancer. The charity use the money to provide special days for seriously ill people aged between 16 and 40.

Teresa added: “It’s a really worthwhile cause. I think it’s just fortunate that Chris and Sarah were so popular so we get a lot of continued support. It’s such a good cause.”

Teresa and her family have seen how the money is used and her dad Dave even took some people from Moy Park to the Willow Foundation this week to thank them for raising £3,526.

Winner of the golf day was Mike Hurst. He received his award from Hugh Wilson, brother of Willow Foundation founder Bob Wilson. For more information about the charity go to www.willowfoundation.org.uk