Golf day raises funds for prostrate cancer


A golf day in memory of an Ammanford man has helped raised awareness and funds for prostrate cancer.
Doug Davies died of prostate cancer on 14 February 2011, aged 68. He had few symptoms of this disease and it was discovered too late although his life was prolonged with treatment.
His family felt it was important to raise awareness of prostate cancer and raise money to help buy essential equipment to help the fight against prostate cancer.
His wife Sandra, daughter Denise and sons Stephen, Neil and Peter have set up an annual golf tournament at Glynhir Golf Club, Ammanford, with the first tournament in May 2011 raising £2,542.
Following this success the family continued the yearly event and have raised a further £6,412. This money is going to be used to buy a much needed ultrasound machine for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Mr Moosa, Urologist, Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Davies family and all those that are supporting our appeal to purchase a valuable piece of equipment to help fight prostate cancer.”
The Davies family would like to thank everybody who has taken part in the golf tournaments as well as Glynhir Golf Club and various sponsors for their support and enthusiasm for the event.
Llanelli and District League of Hospital Friends are also actively fundraising for Mr Moosa’s appeal and the West Wales Prostate Cancer Support Group has also supported the appeal.
Hywel Dda Charitable Funds is a registered charity which helps provide the vital support beyond what the NHS currently provides and invests in the health and wellbeing of the local population.
Charitable Funds provides support to help keep Hywel Dda’s services at the highest standards by providing grants to a variety of areas such as purchasing state of the art equipment, improving hospital environments, community care and supporting research
Every day patients see the benefit of the kind donations from members of the public and we are very grateful for people’s generosity.
For more information contact the Fundraising Team on 01269 239815 or fundraising.hyweldda@wales.nhs.uk
Download a fundraising pack from www.hywelddahb.wales.nhs.uk/supportforlife

Comments

Anonymous said…
Poor Doug, a nice man and a hard worker. It was such a shame to see him sat at home all on his own when he was so ill. I felt so sorry for him. Too little too late, the support should've been there for him during his last days.

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