The 2022/23 Captains Charity
Your Club Captains this year have chosen the “British Heart Foundation” as their joint charity.
We’re sure that everyone will know someone who is diabetic, who has had a stroke or who has had heart failure or a heart attack. Our joint charity this year is the British Heart Foundation, which funds over half of all independent research to help prevent, cure and treat heart and circulatory diseases in the UK.
Every three hours someone dies from a heart or circulatory disease in Derbyshire! There are 133,000 people living with cardiovascular disease in Derbyshire. From the mums, dads, brothers and sisters who suffer a sudden heart attack, to the grandparents living with the debilitating impact of heart failure, to the 13 babies born every day with a life-threatening congenital heart defect. The British Heart Foundation funds pioneering research into all heart and circulatory diseases and risk factors associated with them.
The number of deaths from heart and circulatory diseases in the UK has halved since the British Heart Foundation was formed in 1961 and their ground-breaking research has contributed to breakthroughs such as pacemakers, statins, stents and even the first heart transplant. The British Heart Foundation is committed to looking at better ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating heart disease so that broken hearts are mended and families are together for longer.
Did you know that being active is one of the best things you can do for a healthy heart? Here’s a link to ‘Heart Matters’ - a free quarterly magazine that includes top tips for enjoying the outdoors, delicious recipes and information on the latest research: heart-matters-magazine. Please copy and paste into your browser the link below
We do hope that you will give generously and help us to raise as much money as possible for this worthy cause – and help benefit someone that you know. We will try and do this by running the usual raffles on major golfing event days and by asking members to donate prizes.
We want to continue offering you an ‘Immunity Badge’ for going in the Captains bunkers on the 9th hole. By donating £5 for your badge you won’t need to worry about paying out if your ball ends up in any one of the bunkers. That alone has got to be worth £5! Badges can be purchased from the Pro-Shop or the Half Way House or at the monthly Friday night draw.
If you would like to know more about the British Heart Foundation or feel you can assist in other ways, then please visit their website at www.bhf.org.uk
Thank you for all of your support and wishing you a healthy and active year to enjoy your golf!
Captain Lady Captain
Jim Froggatt Nikki Enoch
Captan's Drive-In 26th March 2022