Golfers raise thousands for Parkinson’s UK

Bernie Brothwell presents the cheque to Darren Worthy, Parkinson's UK regional fundraiser.
Bernie Brothwell presents the cheque to Darren Worthy, Parkinson's UK regional fundraiser.

Talk about above ‘par’ - these golfers were in full swing when they raised a whopping £6,100 for Parkinson’s UK.

The money was raised at the seventh annual Bernie’s Golf Day - held at Boston Golf Course recently.

The event was organised by avid golfer Bernie Brothwell, of Wyberton, who is a member of the Spalding and District Branch of Parkinson’s UK.

It was the first time the golf day has taken place at Boston Golf Course.

Over the last seven years, Bernie’s golf days have raised over £24,000 towards research into Parkinson’s and improved treatments for the condition.

The 77-year-old, who has Parkinson’s himself, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported my golf days over the past seven years by taking part, donating prizes, helping out at the events and getting their friends to sign up and play.

“I’d especially like to thank Boston Golf Course who hosted the day for the first time this year. Their support helped ensure that this year’s event was the best yet!”

Bernie presented the cheque to Darren Worthy, Parkinson’s UK regional fundraiser for the East Midlands on June 28.

Darren Worthy said: “Our work is totally dependent on donations and it’s the generosity of fundraisers like Bernie that means we can continue our work to find a cure and improve the quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s.”

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition and there is currently no cure. For some people, having the disease can be a frustrating and isolating experience. Via a network of local groups, the charity offers support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers to make sure that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.