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Par-ful good effort for dementia charity

Dessie Blackadder

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Dessie Blackadder

Ballymena Golf Club did par-ful well by raising £5,130.00 at a Charity Golf Day event for Dementia NI.

The even saw approximately 136 golfers in 34 teams take to the greens on a superb sunny day .

The overall ladies winner was Elaine Mark and the overall men’s winner was John Devlin.

Ballymena Golf Club members Noel Gourley and partner Evelyn Allen gave their support leading up to and during the event, securing sponsorship, taking photographs and running a raffle at the evening prize-giving.

Fionnuala Savage Income Generation Manager Dementia NI said:

“Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Ballymena Golf Club charity day and raised £5,130.00 for support local people living with dementia.

Today, it is estimated that there are currently 20,000 people across Northern Ireland living with dementia. Dementia is an individual illness and affects every person differently. Anyone can develop dementia – at any age, from all walks of life.

Dementia NI is a new charity founded in January 2015 by five people living with dementia. The lives of people are dramatically changed by a dementia diagnosis, Dementia NI is here to ensure everyone living with dementia in Northern Ireland will receive an accurate and timely diagnosis, have access to appropriate services and will live well with the right support.”

Noel Gourley charity golf day organiser said,

“On behalf of Ballymena Golf Club we are delighted to present Dementia NI with a cheque for £5,130.00.

“ I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the event, from all local businesses who sponsored a hole, our team of golfers and nearby golf clubs for taking part, Morellis for sponsoring the ice cream, to everyone who donate prizes for the raffle and to all my fellow Club members and volunteers from Ballymena Golf Club who helped on the day selling raffle tickets and finally Mr Captain for his kind support.

“The day was a huge success and raised thousands of pounds for Dementia NI a very worthy charity doing a fantastic work to support people living with dementia.”.

Have you or your family been affected by a dementia diagnosis? To find out how Dementia NI can help, visit www.dementiani.org or call us on 02890 68 67 68.

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