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Ryder Cup boosts fundraising in north Wales

8.13am 29th June 2007 - People

Tenovus, the official charity to Ryder Cup Wales 2010 Ltd, have announced fundraising donations totalling an outstanding £2,333 during their presence at the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open.

Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club recently played host to the Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open, the second most lucrative event on The European Seniors Tour. The Seniors Open is part of the Ryder Cup Wales 2007 ‘Summer of Golf’ programme’ – a series of events organised throughout Wales as part of the successful 2010 bid.

Tenovus benefit from having a presence at the events with the aim of raising the profile of the charity. As Wales’ leading cancer charity, the people of Wales benefit from this partnership with further research being done as a result of the funds raised.

Rob Holt, chief executive of Ryder Cup Wales 2010 Ltd, said, “On behalf of Ryder Cup Wales and the European Tour, who have joined us in working with Tenovus, we are delighted to be able to assist the cancer charity with their fundraising efforts. We will continue to support Tenovus over the next three years in the lead up to The 2010 Ryder Cup from which we aim to leave a lasting legacy of the Ryder Cup in this very special area.”

As part of the build up to The 2010 Ryder Cup, to be held at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Ryder Cup Wales 2010 Ltd and Tenovus teamed up in north Wales together with support from Conwy Golf Club to organise a number of exciting fundraising activities to increase the awareness of the charity which is committed to the control of cancer through quality research, education and patient care.

With golfing legends such as Ryder Cup players Sam Torrance and Costantino Rocca on the fairways, Tenovus was keen to make the most of the crowds and encourage spectators and visitors onto their stand in the tented village. The Ryder Cup trophy was also on show and youngsters and adults alike were keen to be photographed with the infamous Cup, now more than 80 years old.

The Ryder Cup trophy also visited one of the thirteen Tenovus shops in North Wales during the tournament week in Conwy and the trophy was accompanied by Brian Huggett, former Ryder Cup Captain.

During the event week Conwy Golf Club organised a casino night for members and visitors with all entry fees donated to the charity. Peter Brennan, Captain of Conwy Golf Club, was delighted to present a cheque to Tenovus on the final day of the tournament, “I am delighted that the Club has been able to help Tenovus raise money for a very worthwhile cause. The Seniors Open has been a great success attracting world class players and large crowds of spectators and we look forward to hosting events of this scale in the future.”

Claudia McVie, Chief Executive of Tenovus, commented, “It is a tremendous achievement to raise this amount in just a matter of a few days and I would like to thank all those who have been involved in making this possible. We have had great support from Ryder Cup Wales – the organisers of the event, Conwy Golf Club and not forgetting the generosity from the thousands of visitors and spectators that enjoyed the golf at this fantastic event.”

Ryder Cup Wales www.rydercupwales2010.com

       

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