A football club golf society has raised nearly £2000 for Dementia UK Admiral Nurses with a golfing competition.

Bicester Town Football Club Golf Society (BTFC Golf Society) held a fundraising golf competition at Whipsnade Golf Club and raised just under £2000 for Dementia UK.

Money was raised through donations, a raffle and hole sponsorship.

Every golf society captain chooses a charity to fundraise for, and captain of BTFC Golf Society Paul Pontefract, chose Dementia UK.

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He said: “My mum has dementia, and a close friend of mine from the society is helping his wife look after her mother who also has it.

“Since the fundraising event in Whipsnade a couple of the lads have come forward and told me some of their family members have it too.”

There will be a check presentation this Saturday at Hadden Hill Golf Club, where a representative of Dementia UK will receive the gift.     


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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