Local Motor Neurone Disease Sufferer Inspires Charity Golf Competition

7th April 2014

Motor Neurone Disease is a progressive and incurable affliction affecting many tens of thousands of people in Britain alone.

Well-known sufferers have included cosmologist Professor Steven Hawking and actor and author, David Niven. The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) is a national registered charity that is seeking a cure for this terrible disease. In 2013, Matt Rowland a local photographer and former well-known estate agent, in his early 40s and with an 8-year-old daughter, was diagnosed with this disease. His life expectancy can only be guessed at but he is already severely physically disabled. Matt was a keen golfer and is a member and former course-record holder at Hallowes Golf Club in Dronfield. His diagnosis has inspired a golf competition to raise funds for MNDA which will be held at Hallowes Golf Club on Friday, 20th June 2014. Teams of 4 golfers will play in Am-Am format for a list of fantastic team prizes. A prize of a BMW is on offer for a hole-in-one on the 4th hole. There will also be -nearest-the-pin and -longest drive prizes. Several local companies have already pledged support and sponsorship. Team entry of £160 will include golf and prizes, a great meal in the clubhouse after the round and complimentary drinks both on the course and at -the 19th hole. Entry forms are available from local golf clubs including Hallowes or by e-mail from baritony@btinternet.com. Corporate sponsorship packages are also available from the same e-mail address. Numbers are limited and entries will be accepted on a -first come, first served basis.

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