OAKSEY golfers raised vital funds for a new brain tumour charity at a special charity day.
Sixteen teams took part in the Oaksey Park Golf Club annual captain’s charity day, raising £7,750 for Brainstorm.
The winning team was Speedy’s Wonderballs and the runners up were Oaksey Misfits.
Following the golf challenge, came a charity auction with 30 lots, many kindly donated by local businesses, which raised nearly £2,500.
This was very generously matched £1 for £1 by the Cooper family, owners of Oaksey Park Golf Club in memory of Glynis Cooper.
“A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Glynis sadly passed away earlier this year and is greatly missed by the members of the golf club,” said club captain Dean Hammersley.
“The charity is close to the club’s heart.
“Only set up last year, its focus is in applying frontline research on glioblastoma brain tumours immediately into medical practise in order to improve the outcomes for patients with this terrible illness.”
This week Mr Hammersley and competition secretary Barry Gunton presented the cheque of the total funds raised to Sian Chapman, who accepted on behalf of Brainstorm.
The funds raised from the Captain’s Golf Charity Day will help pay for a new hand-held advanced imaging scanner at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
The scanner will allow surgeons to see live images as surgery progresses, enabling any abnormalities or complications to be effectively managed immediately and thus greatly improving the outcome for patients.
Once in use the scanner should benefit up to 250 glioblastoma patients a year.
Founding member of Brainstorm and consultant neurosurgeon, Mr Puneet Plaha said: “We are extremely grateful for the amazing funds raised by Oaksey Park Golf Club.
“Although we are still a new and small charity this money will immediately be put to very good use, helping hundreds of patients get access to the latest research developments in their treatment today.”
For further information about Brainstorm, visit brainstorm.me.uk