Dear Lady Captain Jean & Mens Captain Damien,
I’d like to thank yourselves and the members who helped coordinate the wonderful charity golf day held in support of Rosemere on Monday 14th September. I would also like to thank the wider club including the committee and club members for their support of you and Rosemere through the golf day. Despite the extremely difficulty circumstance we all face with Covid, your determination and perseverance paid off and ensured that everyone who took part had an excellent day and thousands of vital pounds were raised to support local cancer patients.
The generosity shown by everyone who took part which helped to raise £4610.87 will make a huge difference for local cancer patients and their families, helping ensure the projects and services we are committed to funding over the coming months can continue to carry on. As like many other businesses and charities, our finances have been severely hit by Covid and the significant monies raised by yourselves will provide a much needed injection of funds. The monies raised will help support projects like our ongoing ‘Pelvic Radiation Disease (PRD)’ pilot project. PRD happens when healthy cells are damaged during intensive cancer treatments, and side effects can include incontinence, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, tummy cramps and bleeding. The project aims to identify and treat PRD to resolve or improve symptoms and thereby improve quality of life for our patients. This is a three year project at a cost of £285,000.
I was fortunate enough to attend the later end of the golf day and you were blessed with glorious weather which certainly helped distract participants from the club house being closed and your adapted last minute 19th hole for refreshments was an excellent addition to proceedings. It was a pleasure to be able to talk to the many people involved on the day as at these events I’d normally do a thank you speech afterwards to all involved. As this wasn’t possible, please will you share my appreciation to the wider club and those involved on the day who I didn’t get chance to speak to and show our appreciation.
Clinical staff and patients are adapting to what cancer care looks like during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. Some of the practicalities of cancer care may have changed but one thing that has not changed is our vision that patients deserve the very best, no matter what.
Thank you for sharing that vision with us.