Ilkeston Golf Course was home to a charity golf day with a difference when players turned up wearing women’s clothes. It was all for a good cause – in support of Breast Cancer UK – and was organised by 45-year old Susan Conway to mark the end of her cancer treatment at GenesisCare in Nottingham.
Susan explained: “Being diagnosed with breast cancer was devastating, but I've been lucky enough to have access to the advanced treatment and wanted to do something positive and give something back to help other women with this disease.
“The day went extremely well, very tiring but I had so much support from my customers, staff and friends, even my little boy’s friends came to support us. It was a very emotional day.”
An auction helped boost the coffers when a shirt signed by all the premier league darts players was auctioned for £265. The shirt was donated by Derby darts player Colin Osborn, who plays under name Ozzy, and presented on the day by his son, Colin Osborn Junior.
Susan adds: “People are still giving to the Just Giving site, and we raised £1,341 on the day so it looks like we’ll be donating over £6,000 to Breast Cancer UK which is loads more than I ever expected.
“Thanks to everyone who sponsored the day including my employers Coversure, the team at GenesisCare and Rapid Response Transport who paid for a catering van to serve free food on the day. Everyone has been so supportive – from clients and friends, and even my colleague’s children – Zak and Ella – who sold some of their toys to raise some money. How cute is that?!”
(l-r) Steve Hunt, Coversure Ilkeston; Graeme Heward, Rapid Response Transport; and Brian Clark, Coversure Ilkeston
Presenting money from their toy sale - Zac Usher (6) and Ella Usher (8)
Photographs courtesy of Daniel Ryan Photography.