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The Warwickshire Golf Club

Longest Day Golf Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]72 Holes. Four rounds of golf. All in one day.[/b][/p][p]12 golfers from The Warwickshire will tackle 72 holes in one day. Covering over 20 miles from sunrise to sunset, making the most of the 16 hours and 39 minutes of daylight on the “Longest Day” of the year.[/p][p]All for a very worthy cause, close to the hearts of The Warwickshire golfing family.[/p][p]Up for the challenge will be: Andy Chainey, Andy Connolly, Dan Morris, Dean Young, Glenn Rayner, Ian Smith, Jacob Parsons, Paul Harvey, Simon Parsons, Stephie Brook & Tim Vaughan-Spencer.[/p][p]Bethany's Wish at CCLG is raising funds to support research into Wilms' tumours, and in particular high risk, relapsed and refractory Wilms' tumours.[/p][p]Bethany was a happy and healthy child that enjoyed dancing, smiling and holidays. She never had any health complaints until she turned four, when her mum noticed that her tummy appeared to be slightly swollen. This was put down to a healthy appetite and Bethany did not complain of any pain or discomfort and had no other symptoms. [/p][p]When a mum from her school (who's little boy had suffered from a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma) commented on Bethany's tummy a few weeks later, they decided to take her to her GP to investigate, thinking it was maybe perhaps an allergy or an intolerance. It was then that their world fell apart when she was diagnosed with a stage 3 intermediate risk Wilms' tumour (in the right kidney) in April 2009. [/p][p]However, Bethany without complaining and forever with a smile, proceeded to take chemotherapy, a kidney removal and radiotherapy all in her stride, continuing with school and dancing and seeing all her friends. In November 2009 all her scans were clear and they hoped and prayed that they could put the awful ordeal in the past and move on.[/p][p]Unfortunately in April 2011, Bethany relapsed to her remaining left kidney and in both lungs. Their world came crashing down only 18 months after thinking they had beaten the monster. She then underwent a gruelling treatment of stronger chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, radiotherapy and a partial left nephrectomy. This only left her with 1/4 of a kidney left but Bethany defied the odds and didn't need any dialysis as they had been told.[/p][p]Bethany kept smiling, although she found it very tough. She got to meet her idol Britney Spears whilst on treatment and they were able to finally breathe a sigh of relief when she finished relapse treatment in February 2012. They thought the future could finally be bright for their family.[/p][p]In August 2012, after a routine scan they were informed of the worst and most heartbreaking news to date. Bethany's cancer had come back in the left lung and they were told there was nothing more they could do. They refused to give up hope and tried a new chemotherapy, consulted doctors around the world and prayed. They thought they would have forever with their baby, but sadly they only had 2 1/2 months after finding out this news.[/p][p]Bethany's cancer progressed at such a rate, they were shocked. She could not physically take any more treatment and sadly passed away at home in her mummy's arms and holding her daddy's hand on the 12 October 2012. [/p][p]Bethany's wish - Wilms Tumour Charity was formed from donations during Bethany's fight and they managed to raise an amazing £200,000 in 3 years and help lots of families UK wide. They have now decided to close the charity and continue as a Special Named Fund within Children's Cancer and Leukemia Group (CCLG), which will fund vital research into Wilms tumour and will also support the annual Childhood Cancer Conference UK.[/p][p]They intend to ensure that her fight was not in vain, that her memory and her smile live on forever. We hope that one day a cure might be found. Join us and #curewilms.[/p][p] [/p]

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Jun 30, 2019

Vic and Em

£15.00

Jun 25, 2019

Paul huckerby

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2019

Hayley and Tom

Well done Ian

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2019

Mark Turton

Well done all - great effort!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2019

Anonymous

TGN

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 23, 2019

Ian Fake

Paul. Hope it was a great day. Well done raising money for a worthwhile cause.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2019

Tracy

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2019

Jo

Well done all. Having done it I know how tough walking and playing 72 holes is x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2019

SANDRA GEOFF SIMMONDS

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2019

Andys Dad

All monies going to a worthy cause