Avid golfer Bernie tops £18k for charity cause

Bernie's Golf Day
Bernie's Golf Day

An avid golfer has handed over more than £5,000 to Parkinson’s UK – taking his fundraising total for the cause to more than £18,000.

Bernie Brothwell, 76, of Wyberton suffers from Parkinson’s himself but has taken to the golf course each year to help fund research into the condition.

The 2014 Bernie’s Golf Day was held at Boston West Golf Centre on June 23 and saw the dedicated fundraiser make £5,529.70.

The total helped Bernie top £18,000 for Parkinson’s UK since he began on his quest six years ago.

Bernie said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported my golf days over the past six years by taking part, donating prizes, helping out at the events and getting their friends to sign up and play.”

Bernie presented the cash to Tyna Brych, regional manager for the East Midlands for the charity at a presentation evening at the Mill Pub on Spilsby Road in July.

Darren Worthy, regional fundraiser for the East Midlands at Parkinson’s UK, 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.

Parkinson’s UK offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers to make sure that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone and combat the fact it can be a lonely and frightening experience.

To find out more about the charity and how you can support their work, contact Darren Worthy on 0844 225 9832. Alternatively email dworthy@parkinsons.org.