A tidy $6500 for research into Juvenile Diabetes was raised at the first JDRF Charity Golf Day last week at Inverell Golf Club.
The day was the brainchild of local parents Ben and Melinda Davis to raise money for type 1 diabetes research, a topic close to their hearts; Their son James was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of four.
“I think we raised just under $6500, and we had 136 people attend the day.
“We had a fair few members of the general public who came out for lunch.”
Davis said a few of the teams had never picked up a golf club in their lives but decided to take the green in support of the cause.
“It appealed to a wide group of people. We had three or four club teams support the day, which was great.
Buoyed by the success of the day, The Davis’s hope to turn it into an annual event.
“After going around and talking to everyone on the course, we’ve decided to run the JDRF Charity Golf Day again next year. It was unbelievable the amount of support we received from sponsors to prize donations,” Mr Davis said.
“Hopefully we can attract a big sponsor or have something different to add to the Inverell calendar to give people something new to look forward to.”
Donations are still being taken through the Everyday Hero website. Find it by searching ‘Inverell JDRF Charity Golf Day’.