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Budding golfers club together in memory of Julian
THE father of a sports mad man who died of a rare illness aged just 33 was thrilled after the latest in a long line of fundraisers in his memory which have now raised over £100,000.
Kids in Sport was set up by the parents of Julian Budd, who died of a rare illness in 2007, to enable more youngsters to have the chance to play sport, just as he did.
The organisation has pumped grants, worth over £100k, into various charities in the Buckinghamshire area since it was founded.
The Saffery Champness 2012 Kids in Sport Golf Day took place on September 18 at Harleyford Golf Club in Marlow, raising roughly another £6,000.
Charity co-founder Roger Budd said: “It was a blinding success, we had a fantastic day. I've been thrilled after every one of our golf days and didn't think we could better it, but this was the best one yet.”
Twenty two teams of golfers took part.
The winning team was WTS Broadcast and the runner up team was ROAD PR & Harvard Old Boys. The outright individual winner was Kevan Robson with Peter Hampden coming second on a count back and he took the best guest prize. The best Lady golfer was Lynne Edginton.
Mr Budd said: “Well done to everyone for making it such a competitive event. The golf was followed by a super supper and all the players were entertained by Ian Souch the magician and mentalist.”
Prizes were provided by Sytner in High Wycombe and the sponsors were Saffery Champness Mr Budd said: “I'm so grateful to the sponsorship without that it simply wouldn't happen. Small charities like ourselves rely on this.”