YAC golf day 2022
Winners of this year’s Golf Day – left to right: Fiona Potts, Keith Potts, Dave Smith & Bernard Stevens. Together, we really do make a difference to the lives of local people.
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Charity golf day raises £13,000 for York Against Cancer

We’re an independent, local charity providing practical help and support for patients and their family’s.

York Against Cancer’s annual Golf Day at York Golf Club in Strensall took place on 14 July 2022. The fundraising event, organised by former Club Chairman, Ralph Magee, and supported by local businesses Cellhire and Your Move – Anscombs raised £13,000 to support the charities work helping local people affected by cancer. The event is always popular and this year was attended by 21 teams, totalling 84 local golf enthuasiats. Ralph Magee commented:

“On behalf of the charity I would like to sincerely thank all the teams who entered for making it such a great day that was enjoyed by all. A particular thank you also goes to the main sponsors Cellhire and Your Move Anscombs, with Scott Anscomb doing his usual sterling job as auctioneer, raising money from the fabulous lots we had available on the day.”

The competition also featured a “Beat The Pro” challenge at the famous 7th par 3 pond hole – this year with an unusual twist of giving all of the entrants the chance to beat “all 3 pros” – Mark Rogers, Tom James & Luke Higgins, with just one of the team needing to beat the pro, for all four to win 12 golf balls each. It is testament to the quality of the York Golf Club pros that only three groups won. The winning team “Malton Plus One”, comprised of Fiona Potts, Keith Potts, Dave Smith and Bernard Stevens were delighted to come out on top in a packed event of over 20 teams. With a score of 88 points the team took home the 2022 tournament trophy – ‘The York Against Cancer Cup’.

‘The Steel Traders’ (Team Captain Nick Lally) were close runner ups with 84 points and third prize went to ‘The Strensall Striplings’ with 83 points. Competitions, a raffle and a silent auction took place which included some fantastic prizes such as an 7 Ball at Ganton Golf Club including lunch, campervan hire donated by Camper Vango UK and an overnight stay at The Principal including breakfast, as well as lots of other fantastic goodies.

York Against Cancer CEO, Julie Russell said:

“It’s been another fantastic charity golf day raising vital funds for our charity. With the launch of the brand-new Leveson Centre this Autumn, fundraising is more important than ever to secure the future of our services. I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank Ralph Magee – this is his last year organising the golf day and his support over the years has been invaluable and appreciated. Thank you to everyone that made a monetary donation or donated a prize for the auction.”

We provide practical help and support for patients and their families living with cancer in York, North and East Yorkshire. We fund vital research and education to prevent and cure cancer in the future. We are supported by businesses, organisations, groups, schools and individuals. Together, we really do make a difference to the lives of local people.

York Against Cancer is a small, independent, charity providing practical help and support for patients and families affected by cancer in North and East Yorkshire www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk

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