Golf tour­na­ment to raise MND re­search funds

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

About 100 peo­ple will be head­ing to Co­bram-Ba­rooga Golf Club on Fri­day for a char­ity tour­na­ment to raise money for ‘Dani­her’s Drive’, which funds re­search into mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease.

Tour­na­ment or­gan­iser War­ren Hicks said the cause was close to his heart be­cause his mother Lorna Hicks died from MND in 2002.

‘‘She was such a lovely and car­ing per­son who would do any­thing for any­one,’’ he said.

‘‘She was very com­mu­nity ori­ented, so it was fit­ting that her legacy lives on through our lo­cal team.’’

Lorna’s Co­bram Crew is the fundrais­ing team ded­i­cated to Lorna Hicks’ mem­ory, and it aims to raise $8000 this year for Dani­her’s Drive.

‘‘We’re do­ing the drive and rais­ing funds in her hon­our to try and pre­vent oth­ers from get­ting MND and to help those al­ready liv­ing with it,’’ Mr Hicks said.

Even though MND is some­thing Mr Hicks takes se­ri­ously, he said he wanted the tour­na­ment it­self to be a ca­sual, fun day and a chance to es­cape the of­fice.

He said peo­ple com­ing to the tour­na­ment should brace them­selves for ‘‘com­pet­i­tive, but well-mean­ing ban­ter’’ on the day.

The tour­na­ment will be a four-per­son am­brose hand­i­cap for­mat, and there will be prizes and pre­sen­ta­tions at the end of the day.

The cost is $250 per team, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to Lorna’s Co­bram Crew.

To en­ter a team into the tour­na­ment, email mnd­golf­day­co­bram@gmail.com with the fol­low­ing de­tails: full name and phone num­ber of team or­gan­iser/cap­tain, team name, list of team mem­bers with hand­i­caps (of­fi­cial or best es­ti­mate).

To do­nate, go to: https://dani­hers­drive2017.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/lorna-s-co­bram-crew

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