Gordon Marriott Memorial Golf Day Raises over £11,200 for the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group.
01 Oct 2018
On the 7th September 2018, the family of Gordon Marriott who tragically died of mesothelioma, ran a charity golf day at Blackley Golf Club to raise vital funds to support the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group.
The day started before 8am, with golfers turning up to take on the 18 hole course, teeing off at 10 minute intervals throughout the day in groups of 4. In total over 170 golfers took part. The day ended with an evening do at the Club House where over 250 people attended to support the family in their efforts.
A raffle and silent auction helped to increase the total raised.
Lorraine Creech attended on behalf of Mesothelioma UK and spoke about mesothelioma, what it is and its effects on the sufferer and their family
Jeff Eaman spoke on behalf of the Manchester based asbestos support group about the difference the donation would make to the group.
Chris Hazlehurst presented the golfing prizes including the wooden spoon for the worst golfer which was all taken in good spirits.
Despite the rain on the day, everyone taking part was happy to be there to support such a worthy cause although the hot soup at the end was well earned especially by those playing in the morning when the rain was endless.
The Asbestos Law Partnership was proud to have been a main sponsor of this event, running the Half Way Hut and providing golfers with well-deserved hot drinks, pastries and chocolate. It was fascinating to speak to the various golfers who were taking part including Ron, a regular attendee at the Living Well With Mesothelioma Group Meeting in Manchester.
All credit though must go to Chris and Natalie Hazelhurst for organising such a fantastic event in memory of the much loved Gordon Marriott. Their tireless efforts on behalf of the support group to raise money to support the group’s work is unbelievable. Well done Chris & Natalie!